Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Track

Ledrington Road

Telephone: 020 8778 0131 (current track)
Fax: 020 8676 8525 (current track)


Type: Cinder (no longer exists - built over), , lanes, lane straight

Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (CP) (Old)

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: TQ 345709
National Grid Reference: 534500, 170900

Paper Maps:
A-Z London Master 65Wb 127 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 3E 108
A-Z London 6G 111
A-Z London Mini 6C 96
Collins London Comprehensive 182 DU93
Collins London 86 D6
OS Explorer Map: 161
OS Pathfinder Map: 1175
OS/Philip's Surrey 23 A2

Train: Crystal Palace, Penge West, Penge East

The display of inline maps of track locations is no longer
a free service and so has had to be withdrawn

Please use the Electronic Map links

Sponsorship for is being sought
Please contact Tim Grose

Other Info:
A succession of tracks existed here in the late 1800s and early 1900s in locations believed to be different to the current synthetic track. By 1862 there was a grass track which was marked around a cricket pitch. By about 1873 and certainly by 1875 there was a gravel track with squarish corners. An oblate (slightly flattened circle) track was built in 1880 around a lake and existed until 1896 and was orientated north-south. The exact locations of the pre 1896 tracks are under investigation. In 1896 a running track around a banked concrete cycle track was built which existed until 1936 and was situated where the Sports Centre is now. Athletics returned to Crystal Palace in 1964 when the cinder track on the site of the current synthetic one was opened. The details of this track can be found here.

Last update: 18/05/2000

Please send any amendments to Tim Grose

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