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Petersham Common Richmond

Summary

Petersham Common slopes steeply down to the west towards Petersham Meadows and the River Thames. When the Earl of Davenport transferred the freehold of Petersham Common to Richmond Town Council in 1902 he specified that it be managed by Petersham Common Conservators, and this continues to be the case; it is now conserved woodland.

Basic Details

Site location:
Star and Garter Hill/Petersham Road

Postcode:
TW10 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Richmond

Site ownership:
LB Richmond

Site management:
Petersham Common Conservators

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Richmond then bus. Bus: 65, 371.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ184736

Size in hectares:
7.01

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 (CL63)

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:
Richmond Hill

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Metropolitan Importance (with Richmond Pk)

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Thames Policy Area

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

John Archer, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Richmond upon Thames, Ecology Handbook 21', (London Ecology Unit) 1993 p46

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