Masons Field

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Masons Field is a 2.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent. It was declared an LNR in 2013 and it is owned and managed by Brent Council.[1][2]

The site was part of a larger area called Masons Field, which was rented in 1426 by a mason called John Lyon; in the late sixteenth century it was shown as farmland on a map of Kingsbury produced by the landowner, All Souls College, Oxford. In 1927 the London General Omnibus Company purchased the land to provide a sports ground for its employees; in the 1990s London Transport sold part of the land for housing, with the rest becoming public open space joined to the neighbouring Fryent Country Park.[3] The Heritage Lottery Fund contributed £47,000 to assist in restoring the site to a countryside habitat,[4] the Barn Hill Conservation Group works with Brent Council to convert the site to a wildflower meadow.[5]

There is access from Fryent Country Park and from Larkspur Close.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masons Field". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Map of Masons Field". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Noticeboard on the site
  4. ^ "Selection of land and biodiversity projects funded in London since 2010" (PDF). Heritage Lottery Fund London. 23 October 2013. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "Masons Field". Barn Hill Conservation Group. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°35′00″N 0°16′25″W / 51.5833°N 0.273672°W / 51.5833; -0.273672