Park Gardens

Church Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8BD

Protection Type Centenary Fields

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Hectares

June 2018 Protected since

Park Gardens is an open green space close to the centre of Leatherhead containing pathways, attractive planting and benches for quiet reflection.

The space is also ...

Park Gardens is an open green space close to the centre of Leatherhead containing pathways, attractive planting and benches for quiet reflection.

The space is also home to the Victoria Cross paving stone of Commander Harold Auten, who was born in Leatherhead and presented with the honour on 18th September 1918 by Fields in Trust's founder His Majesty King George V. The medal was awarded in recognition of his act of bravery when on 30th July 1918 the ship he was commanding was attacked and nearly destroyed by a German U-boat. Despite the damage he and his crew returned fire and sank the U-boat.

FACILITIES at: Park Gardens

  • Open Space

For enquiries about this site, any issues, pitch bookings or maintenance please contact the managing organisation:

Managing organisation Mole Valley District Council

Is this information accurate? Please advise updates to info@fieldsintrust.org