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Chiswick Back Common Hounslow

Summary

Chiswick Common was part of the Bishop of London's Manor of Fulham and was rural until the mid C19th with large estates, farms and market gardens. Development took place after the railway arrived in the area in 1849, with Turnham Green Station opening in 1869. Bounded on the north side by the railway embankment, Chiswick Back Common is mainly grass, criss-crossed by paths. Around the edges are mature trees, with beech hedging near the playground. At the east apex is a C19th fountain provided by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Chiswick Common

Site location:
Chiswick Common Road

Postcode:
W4 1RZ ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Hounslow

Site ownership:
LB Hounslow

Site management:
John Laing Integrated Services

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
multi-play area

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Turnham Green (District, Piccadilly). Bus: E3, 94

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.hounslow.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ210787

Size in hectares:
3.49

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Yes: Common (CL47)

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Neighbourhood Park. Local Open Space

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

David Pape, 'Nature Conservation in Hounslow' Ecology Handbook 15, London Ecology Unit, 1990

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