Inventory Site Record

Palewell Common and Fields

Palewell Common and Fields (Richmond)

Brief Description

Palewell Common is part of the extensive common lands that existed before the enclosure of Richmond Park, from which it is separated by a brick wall. Part of the common is wooded, the rest is playing fields and tennis courts. To the north and separated by a road, a children's paddling pool marked the site of the Pale Well, which was surrounded by mature plane trees.

Practical Information
Site location:
Palewell Common Drive/Enmore Gardens, Sheen
Postcode:
SW14 8RF
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Richmond
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Play areas, café, toilets, tennis, cricket and football pitches, pitch and putt, Pétanque Piste (boules on hire at the golf kiosk). Nature trail in woods
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Mortlake then bus. Bus 33, 337

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk/parks_and_open_spaces

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993); John Archer, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Richmond upon Thames, Ecology Handbook 21', (London Ecology Unit) 1993 p45

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ208747 (520957,174631)
Size in hectares:
14.37 (registered common 5.83)
Site ownership:
LB Richmond
Site management:
Environment Planning & Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

Yes: Common (CL62)
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:
Yes - Metropolitan Importance (with Richmond Pk)
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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