Carshalton Ponds 9292

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The site has two ponds, East Pond and West Pond. Honeywood Lodge, a 17th-centruy house, has been converted into the local heritage centre.

History

The existence of water in the form of springs and ponds in the centre of the old village of Carshalton dates back many centuries and was probably the reason for the early Saxon settlement here. Once a single sheet of water, its division into two pools dates back to at least the C15th. Historically the upper West Pond was public, while the lower East Pond was owned by Stone Court and then The Grove, and was also the source of power for the Upper Mill that ground corn for Carshalton.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Carshalton. Bus: 407, 726 127, 157