Inventory Site Record

Figges Marsh

Figges Marsh (Merton)

Brief Description

Figges Marsh is a remnant of former Mitcham commonland, the name apparently originating through a man called William Figg who held land here in the C14th. As with other Mitcham commonland it was vested in the Board of Mitcham Common Conservators in 1891 and was taken over by Mitcham UDC under a private Act in 1923.During WWII it was dug for allotments and trenches to prevent landing of enemy aircraft. It is an open triangular space with an avenue of trees either side of the path that runs through the site alongside London Road.

Practical Information
Site location:
London Road/Streatham Road/Manship Road
Postcode:
CR4 2AZ
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Mitcham Milestone
Borough:
Merton
Site ownership:
LB Merton
Site management:
Leisure and Culture Services
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Outdoor gym, table tennis
Events:
various events throughout year
Public transport:
Rail: Tooting. Bus: 127, 201.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.merton.gov.uk/environment/openspaces/parks/parks_in_the_mitcham_area

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Ian Yarham, Dave Dawson, Martin Boyle, Rebecca Holliday 'Nature Conservation in Merton, Ecology Handbook 29', London Ecology Unit, 1998.

Further Information
Grid ref:
TQ281700
Size in hectares:
10.12
On HE National Register :
No
HE grade:
None
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Yes: Green (TVG6)
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Public Open Space

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