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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Star and Garter Hill/Petersham Road
Postcode: TW10 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Listed structures:
Borough: Richmond
Site ownership: LB Richmond
Site management: Petersham Common Conservators
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

John Archer, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Richmond upon Thames, Ecology Handbook 21', (London Ecology Unit) 1993 p46
Grid ref: TQ184736
Size in hectares: 7.01
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 (CL63)
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: 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:

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