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Pesthouse Common Richmond
   
Summary: Pesthouse Common was part of the extensive common land in this area, its name suggesting a connection with a plague hospital. In 1785 King George III gave the parish certain parts of Pesthouse Common as compensation for shutting public rights of way up Love Lane when he was improving Richmond Park. Mature lime and horse chestnut trees border the site.
'Pest House Common looking South towards Cemetery, the building on the left is W. Stanford's Farm, April 1899. Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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Pest House, wash drawing, 1826. Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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Previous / Other name: Pest House Common
Site location: Queen's Road, Richmond
Postcode: TW10 6HF > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
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Borough: Richmond
Site ownership: LB Richmond, as Trustees of the Richmond Parish Lands Charity
Site management: Environment Planning & Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
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Public transport: Rail: North Sheen. Bus: 317
'Pest House Common looking South towards Cemetery, the building on the left is W. Stanford's Farm, April 1899. Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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Pest House, wash drawing, 1826. Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk/parks_and_open_spaces

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

John Archer, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Richmond upon Thames, Ecology Handbook 21', (London Ecology Unit) 1993 p80
Grid ref: TQ190747
Size in hectares: 1.18 (0.93 registered common)
   
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 (CL66)
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
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: Yes - Local Importance (with E Sheen & Richmd Cem)
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:
   

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