TQ2867 : Bluebells on Mill Hill, Mitcham Common

taken 8 years ago, near to Mitcham, Merton, Great Britain

Bluebells on Mill Hill, Mitcham Common
Bluebells on Mill Hill, Mitcham Common
Mitcham Common was once a much larger area of common pasture. The subsequent survival of the Common was helped by the division between four manors. As the boundaries were unclear, no single lord was emboldened to try to control the whole Common. In the early 19th century, gravel winning began in earnest. It became such a problem with gravel pits being started all over the Common that Mitcham Common was protected under the Metropolitan Commons Act of 1891. With the acquisition of mineral rights from the lords of the manors in 1894, the Conservators of Mitcham Common were able to bring the practice of gravel digging to an end. However, the tipping of domestic refuse on Mitcham Common dramatically altered the previously flat profile of Mitcham Common by creating artificial hills. The highest of these is Mill Hill (named after the nearby former windmill) which was completed in 1960 and subsequently landscaped. This is the view along the southern edge with Croydon Road at the bottom of the slope to the left.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2891 6790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.7300N 0:8.9073W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2896 6789
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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