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Site of historical interest
The Callowland area in North Watford was developed during the nineteenth century. In 1881 Callowland belonged to the Earl of Essex who purchased the land from the Master and Fellows of Merton College, Oxford. By 1890 house building was underway. In the early twentieth century Watford Council purchased 130 acres of Callowland Estate with a view to house building. The area had become industrialised with the introduction of two cocoa works, Dr. Tibbles VI-Cocoa and Bolsselier�s Chocolates, a printing works and the London and North Western Railway Company.
The recreation ground was certainly there in 1910 with entrances at either end of Ashby Road linked to a perimeter path system bordered by Lime trees. By the 1930s, a lavatory, children�s playground, bowling green and pavilion, with 2 shelters were present. By the 1960s a pavilion with tennis courts had been added.
Equipment for outdoor fitness including-
The play area contains the following eqiupment-
Sports court (with basketball nets and football goals)
The recreation ground has a
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