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Back Green and Malden Green Kingston

Summary

The borough boundary between RB Kingston and LB Sutton cuts north-south across the park, which is a remnant of commonland, the boundaries of which have not changed for at least 150 years. It was shown on a Tithe Map of 1839 as Back Green and prior to the building of the railway in the 1850s it used to be linked to the main area of Lower Green, which is now the main road through Worcester Park. Upper Green was located near the junction of Malden Road and Church Road. Nearby is a further remnant of commonland, Malden Green, which remains as a strip of grass by the main road with Lombardy poplars, but otherwise has disappeared.

Basic Details

Site location:
access from Green Lane, Worcester Park

Postcode:
KT4 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Kingston

Site ownership:
The Warden and Scholars of Merton College, Oxford

Site management:
LB Sutton, Parks

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
none

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Worcester Park

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.sutton.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ224663

Size in hectares:
0.6 (0.3 in RBK)

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 (CL55 & CL56)

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:
Yes - Local Importance

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Green Corridor

Fuller information

By 1968 the land to the south was laid out as sports pitches and the fields to the north had been built over. There was once a pond along the northern edge of Back Green, no longer there. There also used to be elm trees growing here. Back Green remains in the ownership of the Warden and Scholars of Merton College, Oxford who also own part of Malden Green.

Sources consulted:

Sue Swales, Ian Yarham, Bob Britton, 'Nature Conservation in Kingston upon Thames', Ecology Handbook 18 (London Ecology Unit) 1992

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