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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.

Location information:

Address: Putney Heath Lane/Kingston Road/Tibbet's Ride/Roehampton Lane/Old Portsmouth Road, SW15 5BB

Locality: Greater London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Wandsworth

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ228738
Latitude: 51.4499 Longitude: -0.23419

Directions:

Rail: Putney, Barnes then bus. Bus: 85, 170, 265, 424, 485

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 168.3

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