Figges Marsh 9334

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

This is an open triangular space with an avenue of trees either side of the path that runs through the site alongside London Road.

History

Figges Marsh is a remnant of former Mitcham commonland, the name apparently originating through a man called William Figg who held land here in the C14th. As with other Mitcham commonland it was vested in the Board of Mitcham Common Conservators in 1891 and was taken over by Mitcham UDC under a private Act in 1923.During WWII it was dug for allotments and trenches to prevent landing of enemy aircraft.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Tooting. Bus: 127, 201.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust