Crooked Billet (also known as Shepherd's Hatch Gate)9312

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Crooked Billet is a small corner of Wimbledon Common with a green, two public houses and residential housing, which despite surrounding development has never quite lost its identity as a semi-rural enclave. There are a number of trees on the green, including a horse chestnut, willow and London plane.

History

This was former grazing land, with adjoining farm buildings and cottages dating back to at least the C17th and possibly earlier. The origins of the name Crooked Billet are disputed.

Visitor Facilities

There is unrestricted access to the green.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

There is unrestricted access to the green.

Directions

Rail: Wimbledon, Raynes Park then bus. Tube: Wimbledon (District) then bus. Bus: 93, 200
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust