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Horsted Keynes Recreation Ground

The Recreation Ground in Horsted Keynes was originally conveyed to three trustees on 5th February 1920 for the purpose of creating a recreation ground for the village. By a Charity Commission Order dated 10th August 1937, the land became vested in the Parish Council upon trust for use as a recreation ground – i.e., the Recreation Ground is a Charitable Trust. This means that the Parish Council is the Custodian Trustee as a body corporate, and the individual members of the Parish Council are Managing Trustees. The land is registered with the Land Registry – title number WSX316029 – Ordinance Survey map reference TQ3828SW.

The Recreation Ground was registered (305259) with the Charity Commission on 10th October 1962. The purpose of the document "Councillors Responsibilities as a Charity Trustee" is to advise Councillors concerning their duties, powers and liabilities as Charity Trustees.

Recreation Ground BYELAWS

Horsted Keynes Memorial Pavilion

Memorial Pavillion

The Memorial Pavilion was built by volunteers in 1951. The stone tablet on the side of the Pavilion reads:

Built by voluntary labour in memory of those of this Parish who gave their lives in the War 1939 - 1945

In 2005 a grant of £350 was given towards refurbishment which ensured the Pavilion could remain in use and continue to fulfil both its practical and commemorative functions. Works included removing the existing sink and cupboard, fitting kitchen units and worktops, tiling changing room floors, boxing in hot water tanks and taking down and fixing the guttering.

Further information:

War Memorials Trust reference WM1263
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: Unknown

Horsted Keynes Play Area

Following an extensive refurbishment, the Play Area was re-opened in October 2018, providing a space for children of all ages to play and socialise.

Each year the Play Area undergoes an inspection by Playsafety Ltd. which is licensed by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to trade as RoSPA Play Safety.


The Recreation Ground Allotments are situated off Lewis Road.

Football Club


Horsted Keynes Football Club website.

Tennis Club

Horsted Keynes Tennis Club website.

  • Tennis Club Agreement (PDF, 587 Kb)

    Agreement between the Parish Council and the original Licensees, dated 13th February 2001.

Last updated: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 08:50