Barnes Common
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Barnes Common
Barnes Common
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Broom on Barnes Common
TypeCommon land
LocationBarnes, London
Area49.55 hectares (122.4 acres)
OpenAll year
StatusLocal Nature Reserve[1]

Barnes Common is common land in the south east of Barnes, London, England, adjoining Putney Lower Common to the east and bounded to the south by the Upper Richmond Road.[2] Along with Barnes Green, it is one of the largest areas of common land in London with 49.55 hectares (122.4 acres) of protected commons.[3] It is also a Local Nature Reserve.[1] Its facilities include a full-size football pitch and a nature trail.[1]

The Common is made up of mixed broadleaf woodland, scrubland and acid grassland and is generally flat.[2] It is owned by the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral, acting through the Church Commissioners,[2] and managed by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, advised and assisted by the Friends of Barnes Common.[1][4][2]


Barnes railway station is on the edge of Barnes Common. The Common is also served by London Buses routes 33, 72, 265 and 485.[2]


The singer Marc Bolan died on Barnes Common on 16 September 1977 when the car he was being driven in crashed into a tree.[5]

In August 1736 the common was the venue for a cricket match between Surrey and London. This is the only time that a reference to the common is found in surviving cricket records.[6]

The Friends of Barnes Common
Friends of Barnes Common logo.jpg
Legal statusNot-for-profit membership organisation[4]
HeadquartersBarnes Common, Barnes, London SW13 0HT
Main organ
On the Common (newsletter)[7]
Affiliationsaffiliated to Barnes Community Association and associated with the South West London Environment Network[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Barnes Common". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 28 February 2013. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "4.2. General information" (PDF). Barnes Common Management Plan 2009-14. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Common Land and the Commons Act 2006". Defra. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Home". Friends of Barnes Common. Retrieved 2013.
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  6. ^ Buckley, G. B. (1935). Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. Cotterell.
  7. ^ "Threats to Barnes Common". Friends of Barnes Common. Archived from the original on 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013.

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Coordinates: 51°28?13?N 0°14?13?W / 51.470154°N 0.237007°W / 51.470154; -0.237007

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