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Plough Green and Plough Pond Kingston

Summary

Plough Green is common land, owned by the Warden and Scholars of Merton College, University of Oxford, which also continues to own or part-own Malden Green, Back Green and Rushett Common. Plough Green within the old village of Malden is named after the Plough Inn, which has been here from the C15th and which tradition has it was where Dick Turpin once hid. Plough Pond was one of the three ponds that were once in Malden, situated along Church Road. The Green consists of grass with a few trees, and maintains a semblance of a village atmosphere despite the busy Malden Road. Near the Green are a number of C19th cottages.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Malden Pond; Old Malden Pond

Site location:
Church Road/Malden Road

Postcode:
KT4 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Plough Inn

Borough:
Kingston

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

Site management:
RB Kingston, Parks and Horticultural Services

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Malden Manor

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.kingston.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ216666

Size in hectares:
0.21 (Plough Green)

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 (CL54)

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:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Old Malden Plough Green

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Local Importance (pond)

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Significance

Other LA designation:
Local Open Space (Urban Green Space)

Fuller information

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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