East Sheen Common

Public space in East Sheen, London, England

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East Sheen Common
East Sheen Common (geograph 2139937).jpg
TypeUrban park
LocationLondon
Area18.60 hectares (45.96 acres)
Operated byRichmond upon Thames Borough Council, on lease from The National Trust
StatusOpen 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 which forms the park's boundary. A gate, Bog Gate, provides pedestrian access between the park and the common. East Sheen Common is owned by The National Trust. It is currently leased to Richmond upon Thames Borough Council.

East Sheen Common covers 18.60 hectares (45.96 acres), consisting of woodland, a cricket field, tennis courts and a bowling green, and is a surviving, small, part of the local common land that pre-existed the creation of Richmond Park.[1]

Sheen Park Cricket Club play matches on East Sheen Common's cricket field,[2] which is also a venue for Ibstock Place School cricket matches.[3]

A new woodland play area and nature trail opened at East Sheen Common in 2021. Equipment installed in the play area includes a rope tunnel, trapeze rings, an accessible wide slide, a hammock, a large raised play deck, and swings.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "East Sheen Common". Woodland Trust. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Sheen Park Cricket Club". Sheen Park Cricket Club. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Sports Map Legend". Sports Map. Ibstock Place School. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ "East Sheen Common will get a new playground". London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. 2 July 2021. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  5. ^ "New woodland play area and nature trail for East Sheen Common" (PDF). Twickenham and Richmond Tribune. 15 October 2021. p. 15. Retrieved 17 October 2021.

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Coordinates: 51°27′25″N 0°16′41″W / 51.457°N 0.278°W / 51.457; -0.278

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