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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.
Previous / Other name: Chiswick Common
Site location: Chiswick Common Road
Postcode: W4 1RZ > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Listed structures:
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
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

David Pape, 'Nature Conservation in Hounslow' Ecology Handbook 15, London Ecology Unit, 1990
Grid ref: TQ210787
Size in hectares: 3.49
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Yes: Common (CL47)
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
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

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