Stanmore Common, including Stanmore Cricket Club 9466

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The common today has woodland and heathland with an area of older woodland at The Grove.

History

Stanmore Common is a remnant of the once extensive common lands in Great Stanmore that were reduced by enclosure. There were two manors, Great Stanmore and Little Stanmore, and the area was rural until the C20th. Archaeological finds indicate that there was settlement here from the Bronze Age. Stanmore Cricket Club was established in 1853 when an area of the common was enclosed for the purpose, once the site of an C18th bowling green.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Stanmore (Jubilee) then bus. Bus: 142
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust