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Ham Common and Ham Common Woods

Introduction

Ham Common is adjacent to Richmond Park beyond Ham Gate. There are a number of fine C18th houses overlooking the common, particularly the western open area, such as Cassel House, now a hospital and St Michael's Convent, formerly Orford Hall. The South Avenue that leads from the riverside Ham House extends onto Ham Common. Ham Pond is the focal point here, where horses were watered in the past. East of the main road Ham Common Woods are thickly planted, and have paths and horse tracks crossing it.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Richmond then bus. Bus: 65.

Owners

LB Richmond

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Conservation Area

  • Reference: Ham Common
  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

Key Information

Type

Managed Woodland

Purpose

Public Park

Survival

Extant

Hectares

48.69

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust