The Grapsome 9479

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The Grapsome is the remains of ancient woodland managed as coppice wood with standards, now a small copse on the western boundary of the borough.

History

The area was previously known as Graplingeham, probably so-called after an early owner and is thought to be a moated manor from before the Norman Conquest. By the C19th it is marked as woodland called The Grapsome on the first OS map of 1865. The site was eroded when the Esher By-pass was built in 1974/5.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Chessington South
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust