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Rowley Green Common 9440

Brief Description

The common today has areas of grass and woodland, mainly birch and oak, and it is particularly unusual in having a sphagnum bog, rare in south-east England and the only bog in Barnet.

History

Rowley Green Common was formerly within the Manor of Shenleybury and remained as such until 1934 when Barnet UDC purchased it for public open space. The ponds were created through gravel and sand extraction in earlier times and the common was used for grazing up until the 1940s. It was used for military manoeuvres in WWII.

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: High Barnet (Northern). Rail: Elstree and Borehamwood. Bus: 84A, 107, 263.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust