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Barnes Green

Barnes Pond, July 2000. Photo S Williams

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Barnes remained a rather inaccessible village until the railway arrived in 1846. The village centre is marked by Barnes Green and Pond where there are a variety of mature trees. The leafy character of Barnes is enhanced by Barnes Common to the south, to which the Green is connected via a small bridge over Beverley Brook. The Green is traversed by paths, most of which are flanked by mature trees including horse chestnut, London plane, and there are a number of seats, particularly around the pond, which provides a good habitat for water birds.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Church Road/Barnes High Street
Postcode: SW13 9HE
Type of site: Public Open Land 
Listed structures:
Borough: Richmond
Site ownership: Church Commissioners
Site management: LB Richmond, Environment Planning & Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Events: yes
Public transport: Tube: Hammersmith (District, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly) then bus. Rail: Barnes Bridge. Bus: 33, 485, 72
Barnes Green from entrance near Beverley Brook, June 2009. Photo S Williams
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Barnes Pond, July 2000. Photo S Williams
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Barnes Pond, watercolour by James Lewis, 1893. Courtesy/copyright of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Collection.
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Re-landscaping around the pond has taken place since 2001.

Sources consulted:

John Archer, David Curson, 'Nature Conservation in Richmond upon Thames, Ecology Handbook 21', (London Ecology Unit) 1993 p84
Grid ref: TQ218763
Size in hectares: 3.16
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Yes: Common (CL61 with Barnes Common)
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: CA
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Local Importance (pond)
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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