Plumstead Common

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Plumstead Common
Plumstead Common is located in Greater London
Plumstead Common
Plumstead Common
 Plumstead Common shown within Greater London
London borough Greenwich
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district SE18
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Greenwich and Woolwich
Erith and Thamesmead
London Assembly Greenwich and Lewisham
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Coordinates: 51°28′55″N 0°04′41″E / 51.482042°N 0.078020°E / 51.482042; 0.078020

Plumstead Common is a common in Plumstead, (SE18) in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, south-east London. It is bound to the north by Old Mill Road and to the south by Plumstead Common Road. To the east lies Winn or Winn's Common. Substantial remains of the Old Mill still stand and have been incorporated into the public house of the same name.

The common contains deposits of puddingstone, a conglomerate rock formed during a period of global warming 60 million years ago. The rock is more usually found north of the River Thames in Hertfordshire, see Hertfordshire puddingstone.[1][2]

Edwin Cross was the last known commoner to exercise the right of letting small cattle (goats) graze on Plumstead Common and neighbouring Woolwich Common in the 1970s[citation needed].

It is an area of diverse religions including Christianity and Islam.

Plumstead Common is the venue for the popular Asian Mela, which has been described as the 'Asian Notting Hill Carnival[3]


  1. ^ Puddingstone song, Mike Excell singing the Puddingstone Song for Hertfordshire Geological Society, June 2009
  2. ^ Wild About Britain , Accessed November 2011
  3. ^ Asian Resource Centre Online

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