Pesthouse Common (also known as Pest House Common)9418

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Mature lime and horse chestnut trees border the site.

History

Pesthouse Common was part of the extensive common land in this area, its name suggesting a connection with a plague hospital. In 1785 King George III gave the parish certain parts of Pesthouse Common as compensation for shutting public rights of way up Love Lane when he was improving Richmond Park.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: North Sheen. Bus: 317