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Streatham Common (also known as Lime Common, Lower Streatham Common)

Introduction

Streatham Common is ancient commonland that was once part of the Manor of South Streatham, which stretched from Norwood to Tulse Hill. Under new ownership in 1883, trees were planted around the perimeter and part of the common was mowed, part allowed to become woodland. Most of the lower part was used as allotments during WWII with temporary housing erected around the perimeter. A picturesque landscape sloping from north to south, the upper edges are covered with trees, bracken, copses and gorse.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Streatham Common, Streatham. Bus: 50, 59, 60, 109, 118, 159, 249, 250, 333, 417

Owners

LB Lambeth

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Conservation Area

  • Reference: Streatham Common
  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Public Park

Survival

Extant

Hectares

26.12

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust