The island is tree-covered and has a narrow channel behind it crossed by a footbridge. It was formerly used for the growing of osiers (basket willows, used for basketry, furniture, and cart-making). The house on the island replaces the Swan Hotel which was formerly a well-known stopping point on the river. The island was also known in the past as Kennington Island or St Michael's Island.
- Leigh Hatts. The Thames path: from the sea to the source. Cicerone Press, 2005. ISBN 978-1-85284-436-3; p. 167
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