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A to Z Information on Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common in the London Borough of Wandsworth is a delightful open space which along with Putney Heath and Putney Lower Common are protected from being built upon or enclosed with their purpose being for enjoyment for the general public and preservation of the heathland flora and fauna.

As Independent Surveyors we are frequently in the London Borough of Wandsworth carrying out full structural surveys on residential and commercial properties. We particularly note the large heathland which is Wimbledon Common with its shallow pools and windmill as well as many other attractions to take in and admire on a relaxing walk whilst in the heart of southwest London.


What's near Wimbledon Common?

Wimbledon Common is in the London Borough of Wandsworth near to places such as Richmond Park Golf Course to the north, Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club to the east, Raynes Park to the south and Kingston upon Thames to the west. The A3 surrounds Wimbledon Common to the west and north with the A238 to the south and A219 to the east. 


Purchasing a property in the Wimbledon Common area

If you are purchasing a property in the Wimbledon Common area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the Wimbledon Common area

We are an Independent Surveyors working in the Wimbledon Common area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on free phone 0800 298 5424.



A: Accommodation at Cannizaro House, Hotel, Wimbledon Common

Cannizaro House is a stunning boutique hotel situation on the west side of Wimbledon Common. Cannizaro House was originally Warren House dating back to the 18 th century with a fire at the beginning of the 20 th century destroying much of the house then being rebuilt and extended. A fun teapot fountain can be found next to Cannizaro House in Cannizaro Park with several tea spouts forming the apertures for the fountain.


B: Beverley Brook

Wimbledon Common has the delightful Beverley Brook running along its western edge and was the south west London Boundary. The longest tributary of Beverley Brook is Pyl Brook approximately 3.3 miles long with Beverley Brook itself approximately 8.9 miles in length.


C: Caesar's Camp

Wimbledon Common to its southern point has an Iron Age hill fort called Caesar's Camp however there is no evidence that the Romans ever occupied Wimbledon.


D: Dragonflies and Damselfies on Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common is a significant site for Dragonflies and Damselfies with many travelling to the heathland to catch a glimpse of these delightful insects which include hawker dragonflies which are one of the smallest to be present on the Common.



E: Exercising can be fun whilst on Wimbledon Common

Taking part exercising whilst running, cycling, walking, skating etc can all be enjoyed on Wimbledon Common whilst taking in the wildlife and scenic views Wimbledon Common.


F: Funded by Heritage Lottery Information Centre

Wimbledon Common Information Centre opened at the turn of the 21 st century open every day to the public and located next to the Ranger's Office.


G: Go on a nature trail on Wimbledon Common

Going on the Windmill Nature Trail is fun for all ages whether you are a school group wishing to take in the wildlife as well as the flora and fauna or a visitor requiring help due to mobility limitations the Wimbledon Common nature trail caters for all.


H: H G Wells

The famous science fiction novel by H G Wells The War of the Worlds has Wimbledon Common as one setting for the celebrated novel.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to Wimbledon then we would recommend you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. We are independent because we are not affiliated to any banks or building societies and therefore can offer you an unbiased service, offering you an action required for any problems we may find and an approximate cost for any works.


J: Join in with horse riding on Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath have sixteen miles of horse rides to enjoy whether you are an individual rider or part of one of the stables local to the Common.


K: Keepers of the Common

Wimbledon Common is kept under the watchful eyes of mounted and foot keepers who tour the Common from dawn to dusk in constant contact by radio with the Ranger's Office.


L: Local Geography of Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common is surrounded by Putney Heath to the north, the clockwise Southfields, Wimbledon, Raynes Park to the south, Coombe, New Malden, Kingston Vlale, Coombe, Richmond Park to the west and Putney Vale and Richmond Park to the north west.



Please see our surveying articles on:

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M: Memorial on Wimbledon Common

A monument is present in the Richardson Evans Playing Fields as a memorial to the local men who died in WW1. The war memorial is a large granite cross which is set upon an octagonal foundation in the corner of the playing fields to the south end of Stag Lane.



N: Nineteenth Century Windmill

The Windmill on Wimbledon Common was built in 1817 and is a significant landmark in the area; earlier windmills were present on the site. No longer a working windmill but instead a Windmill Museum which has exhibits not only relating to the windmill but to local history and also Scouting as Robert Baden Powell wrote part of Scouting for Boys whilst at Mill House in 1908.


O: Olympics in London and Wimbledon

The London Olympics did not use Wimbledon Common however nearby Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club held tennis events.


P: Ponds on Wimbledon Common

There are several ponds on Wimbledon Common including Rushmere which is the oldest pond dating back most likely to Medieval times. Bluegate Gravel Pit is to the eastern side of Wimbledon Common and is a shallow lake divided in two by a narrow channel and home to many species of dragonfly which the Common is well known as being home to these insects.


Q: Queensmere Pond

Wimbledon Common's deepest lake is Queensmere which was created to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Queensmere has abundant wildlife and in summertime the beautiful yellow water-lilies can be seen which are charming.


Please see our surveying articles on:

Why have a residential building survey?

Residential Surveys

What do surveyors do?


R: Running on Wimbledon Common

Regularly every Saturday morning Wimbledon Common has a parkrun which is held over five kilometres starting and finishing at the Windmill. Parkrun is very popular with many participants keeping fit and taking in the scenic views of Wimbledon Common as they run.


S: Surveyors

We are independent Surveyors carrying out both residential and commercial building surveys regularly in London.  We can help with providing a structural survey on a property you wish to purchase or a Specific Defects Report should you experience issues with your property.  Why not give us a call on free phone 0800 298 5424 as we would be delighted to help with any property matters.


T: Trees on Wimbledon Common

It is said that there are around one million trees on Wimbledon Common with specimens such as London Plane, Horse Chestnut, Sycamore Acer and Norway Maple amongst many others.



U: Unique site Doctor Who's Tardis

The popular television series Doctor Who has the Tardis stopping briefly on Wimbledon Common.


V : Voluntary help welcome on Wimbledon Common

The Conservators look after Wimbledon Common but help whilst visiting Wimbledon Common such as picking up after your dog and not leaving any litter is welcomed. The Ranger's Office is open every day with emergency assistance should it be required available.


W: Wombles of Wimbledon Common

The Wombles of Wimbledon Common was a popular children's book which became a very successful television series in the 1970s. The Wombles were created by author Elisabeth Beresford with the group of friendly animals including Great Uncle Bulgaria, Wellington, Madame Cholet, Tobermory, Bungo and Orinoco all helping to keep Wimbledon Common free from litter with their motto Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish.

Composer Mike Batt created several hits with Wombles music such as Minuetto Allegretto and Remember you are a Womble top ten hits in the music charts.



Please see our articles on London parks:

Burgess Hill Park

Bushy Park

Hampstead Heath

Hyde Park

Kensington Gardens

St James Park



X: Xcellent novels feature Wimbledon Common

The novel The Wimbledon Poisoner by author Nigel Williams features Wimbledon Common with the culmination of the novel taking place in Wimbledon Windmill.


Y: Yearning for fresh air take one of three walks to the Windmill

On Wimbledon Common there are three circular walks all starting from three different locations but ending up at the Wimbledon Windmill to enjoy. Alternatively groups or individuals can take part in walks that start and end at the Windmill in a circular walk.



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Wimbledon Common has free entry for people to enjoy the beautiful heathland and see such sights as the Windmill Museum and many dragonflies which inhabit the area.



How to get to Wimbledon Common

Road links:

There are good road links to Wimbledon Common which include the A3, A219 and A238.




Wimbledon tube station on the District Line is close to Wimbledon Common with a short walk up Wimbledon Hill to the delightful heathland.


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We are an Independent Surveyors in London. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.


Residential Building Surveyors in London

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As building surveyors in London we are often asked to work on not only a residential building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey or a specific defects survey if you have a problem with dampness or cracking in your property for example.


Commercial Building Surveyor in London

We are also Commercial Building Surveyors - still operating in the London area; we can provide a Schedule of Condition Survey, Property Report, Dilapidations Report and a Commercial Building Survey - our Independent Building Surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.



Where to get a building survey

We have a wealth of experience in providing Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and providing market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular property problems we can carry out a Specific Defects Report.

Call us today on free phone 0800 298 5424 to discuss the services we offer. We are more than happy to talk about what Building Surveys involve; these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.




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