Tylers Common (also known as Upminster Common)9503

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Tylers Common is the last substantial area of commonland remaining in Havering consisting of grassland, scrub and has two ponds; there are additional areas to the south along Tomkyns Land and Shepherd's Hill that are commonland, including an area of oak trees.

History

The name 'Tylers Common' is derived from the brick and tile industry. which flourished here from Saxon times. The common was successfully defended from enclosure by local people in the 1950s. Common rights remain for sheep, cattle, horses, donkeys, goats and pigs.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Harold Wood then bus. Bus: 951, 952 (walk)