Lea Park Residents' Association

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History of Lea Park Estate

Did you know
  •  All of the roads in Lea Park are named after the English Civil War in the 17th Century

  •  The English Civil War began in 1642 during the reign of King Charles I.

  •  The war involved conflicts between two groups: the Royalists or Cavaliers who supported King Charles and the Parliamentarians or Roundheads, who

    opposed him and were led by Oliver Cromwell

  •  Charles I chose Oxford as his headquarters for the duration of the war

Here are the battle areas of our estate

As you can see from the map below and going by the list above.

You can clearly see what your road relates to back to the cival war days and how they named your road in relation to the battles that took place many years ago.

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