Coram's Fields

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English Coram's Fields

Coram's Fields is a large urban open space in the London borough of Camden in central London. It occupies seven acres in Bloomsbury and includes a children's playground, sand pits, a pets corner, café and nursery. Adults (defined as anyone over the age of 16) are only permitted to enter if accompanied by children (under 16).It is situated on the former site of the Foundling Hospital, established by Thomas Coram in what was then named Lamb's Conduit Field in 1739. In the 1920s The Foundling Hospital was relocated outside London to Ashlyns School in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, and the site was earmarked for redevelopment. However, a campaign organised by Janet Trevelyan and fundraising by local residents and a donation from Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere led to the creation of the current park that opened in 1936. Coram's Fields is owned and run by an independent registered charity, officially named Coram's Fields and the Harmsworth Memorial Playground.Coram's Fields also offers three eight-a-side football pitches, two tennis courts, a stickball field and a basketball court.

The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children (the successor charity to the Foundling Hospital) and the Foundling Museum housing the art collections of the former Hospital, are based in buildings nearby.

To the west is Brunswick Square, and to the east is Mecklenburgh Square (bordered by Goodenough College to the south), two historical London squares. To the north is the Thomas Coram Foundation and St George's Gardens. To the south are Guilford Street and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Coram's Fields, and Brunswick and Mecklenburgh Squares are jointly listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.Coram's Fields provides services for children and young people in the local community, including an after school and holiday programme, a sports programme, a youth centre and an early years programme which includes a nursery and drop-in.

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German Coram’s Fields

Coram’s Fields, offizielle Langform: Coram’s Fields and the Harmsworth Memorial Playground, sind eine rund 2,8 Hektar große Parkanlage im Londoner Stadtbezirk Camden. Der nach dem Geschäftsmann und Philanthropen Thomas Coram benannte Park liegt etwa 500 Meter südöstlich der beiden Bahnhöfe King’s Cross und St Pancras. Im Park befinden sich neben verschiedenen Sportanlagen und Spielplätzen ein Jugendzentrum, ein Kindergarten und ein Tiergehege.

Coram’s Fields befinden sich am ehemaligen Standort des 1739 von Coram gegründeten Kinderheimes Foundling Hospital. 1926 wurde das Heim in die etwa 30 Kilometer südlich gelegene Kleinstadt Redhill verlegt; das Gelände wurde in der Folge verkauft und das Gebäude abgetragen. Der Plan des neuen Eigentümers, den Obst-, Gemüse- und Blumenmarkt von Covent Garden nach Camden zu übersiedeln, scheiterte an lokalem Widerstand. 1936 schließlich erwarb eine Interessengruppe unter finanzieller Führung von Harold Harmsworth das Grundstück und wandelte es in einen Kinderspielplatz um.Auch heute ist der Park ausschließlich zur Nutzung durch Kinder und Jugendliche freigegeben. Erwachsene dürfen Coram’s Fields nur in Begleitung eines Kindes oder Jugendlichen unter 16 Jahren betreten.

1987 wurden Coram’s Fields zusammen mit den angrenzenden öffentlichen Gärten Brunswick Square und Mecklenburgh Square in die britische Denkmalliste aufgenommen, wo sie als „von nationaler Bedeutung und speziellem Interesse“ (Grade II) eingestuft sind. Der Park wird heute von einem unabhängigen Wohlfahrtsverband verwaltet; pro Jahr nutzen ihn mehr als 150.000 Besucher.Die nächstgelegene Station der London Underground ist Russell Square.

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English Coram's Fields

A park which is run as children's play area. Facilities include a pet's corner, lawns, sports pitches and a nursery. No adults are allowed to enter the park unless they are accompanying children. All visitors are welcome to join the local kids.

Address 93 Guilford St, WC1N 1DN

Italian Giardini pubblici Coram's Fields

È un parco ideato come area gioco per bambini nella quale sono presenti un angolo dedicato agli animali domestici, dei giardini, campi sportivi e un asilo. Agli adulti non è permesso l'ingresso se non stanno accompagnando un bambino.

Address 93 Guilford Street, WC1N 1DN
Directions feramata metro Russell Square

French Coram's Fields

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