Sanderstead Pond 9445

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Sanderstead Pond is a small remnant of the old village green and is almost certainly fed by rain water rather than a spring, the water level fluctuating throughout the year. In 1799 the local Squire enclosed the village green into his parkland and its layout has little changed since the mid C19th.

History

Sanderstead village was once surrounded by extensive woodland and downs. There is evidence that the area had seen the presence of man as long ago as the Mesolithic Period, nearly 12000 years ago. Early mention of 'Sonderstede' occurs in 871AD and in the Domesday Survey the manor was held by the Abbey of St Peter at Westminster.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Purley, Riddlesdown then bus. Bus: 403, 412
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust