Inventory Site Record

Pesthouse Common

Pesthouse Common (Richmond)

Brief Description

Pesthouse Common was part of the extensive common land in this area, its name suggesting a connection with a plague hospital. In 1785 King George III gave the parish certain parts of Pesthouse Common as compensation for shutting public rights of way up Love Lane when he was improving Richmond Park. Mature lime and horse chestnut trees border the site.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Pest House Common
Site location:
Queen's Road, Richmond
Postcode:
TW10 6HF
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Richmond
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: North Sheen. Bus: 317

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:

John Archer, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Richmond upon Thames, Ecology Handbook 21', (London Ecology Unit) 1993 p80

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ190747 (518989,174784)
Size in hectares:
1.18 (0.93 registered common)
Site ownership:
LB Richmond, as Trustees of the Richmond Parish Lands Charity
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 (CL66)
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 - Local Importance (with E Sheen & Richmd Cem)
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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