Putney Heath, (also known as Putney Upper Common), Greater London, England
Record Id: 7569
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The Heath is on undulating land with areas of woods and grassland and has several ponds including Scio Pond. There are a number of memorials on the Heath, including the war memorial to the north near Putney Heath Road, and a memorial to the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. An obelisk by George Dance was erected in 1788 to commemorate an experimental fire-proof house created by David Hartley in 1776, near Tibbet's Corner. Opposite the Green Man Pub in the north east is the former Pound for stray animals.
Brief history of site
Putney Heath is part of Wimbledon and Putney Commons, and adjoins Wimbledon Common to the south, the remains of extensive common lands in the area. In the C18th it was a notorious place for duels and highwaymen and Tibbet's Corner, the site of a gallows, now lies in the centre of a roundabout.
Address: Putney Heath Lane/Kingston Road/Tibbet's Ride/Roehampton Lane/Old Portsmouth Road, SW15 5BB
Locality: Greater London
Greater London; Wandsworth
Historical County: Surrey
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Rail: Putney, Barnes then bus. Bus: 85, 170, 265, 424, 485
Opening contact details:
Opening is unrestricted.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: public park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site Size (Hectares): 168.3