East Sheen Common

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East Sheen Common
Type Urban park
Location London
Operated by Richmond upon Thames Borough Council, on lease from The National Trust
Status Open all year

East Sheen Common, also known as Sheen Common, is an area of public open space in East Sheen in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is adjacent to Richmond Park and separated from it by a brick wall[1] which forms the park's boundary. A gate, Bog Gate, provides pedestrian access between the park and the common. Since 1908, East Sheen Common has been owned by The National Trust.[2] It is currently leased to Richmond upon Thames Borough Council.[1]

East Sheen Common covers 75 acres (30ha),[2] consisting of woodland, a cricket field, tennis courts and a bowling green,[1] and is a surviving part of the much greater area of common land that existed in the local area before Richmond Park was created.[1]

Sheen Park Cricket Club[1] play matches on East Sheen Common's cricket field,[3] which is also a venue for Ibstock Place School cricket matches.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "East Sheen Common". Record. London Gardens Online. 1 March 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Richmond to Ham House and Garden Octavia walk". Ham House and Garden. The National Trust. 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Sheen Park Cricket Club". Sheen Park Cricket Club. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sports Map Legend". Sports Map. Ibstock Place School. Retrieved 23 April 2014.