Mitcham Common 9403

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

In response to public concern about threat of development Mitcham Common was secured by Act of Parliament in 1891. Land south of Croydon Road became a public golf course in the 1890s, and land in the north was used for playing fields.

History

Mitcham Common is ancient commonland that once extended much further and before clearance in Neolithic times was oak woodlands. It was divided between four manors and was long used for agriculture and grazing, and from the early C19th for gravel extraction.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Mitcham Junction. Tramlink: Mitcham Junction, Beddington Lane. Bus: 264, 118, 127
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust