Barnes Common

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Barnes Common
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Broom on Barnes Common
Type Common land
Location Barnes, London
Area 49.55 hectares (122.4 acres)
Open All year
Status Local Nature Reserve[1]

Barnes Common is common land in the south east of Barnes, London, England, adjoining Putney Lower Common to the east and bounded to the south by the Upper Richmond Road.[2] Along with Barnes Green, it is one of the largest areas of common land in London with 49.55 hectares (122.4 acres) of protected commons.[3] It is also a Local Nature Reserve.[1] Its facilities include a full-size football pitch and a nature trail.[1]

The Common is made up of mixed broadleaf woodland, scrubland and acid grassland and is generally flat.[2] It is owned by the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral, acting through the Church Commissioners,[2] and managed by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, advised and assisted by the Friends of Barnes Common.[1][4][2]


Barnes railway station is on the edge of Barnes Common. The Common is also served by London Buses routes 33, 72, 265 and 485.[2]

The Friends of Barnes Common
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Legal status Not-for-profit membership organisation[4]
Headquarters Barnes Common, Barnes, London SW13 0HT
Main organ
On the Common (newsletter)[5]
Affiliations affiliated to Barnes Community Association and associated with the South West London Environment Network[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Barnes Common". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "4.2. General information" (PDF). Barnes Common Management Plan 2009-14. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. p. 11. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Common Land and the Commons Act 2006". Defra. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Home". Friends of Barnes Common. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Threats to Barnes Common". Friends of Barnes Common. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°28′13″N 0°14′13″W / 51.470154°N 0.237007°W / 51.470154; -0.237007