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Bonesgate Open Space
 
LNR Type: Rural
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1994
Declaring Authority: Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 191 638
Location: The Bonesgate open space extends from Chessington Road near the Bonesgate Pub to the confluence of the Bonesgate and Hogsmill Rivers adjacent to Tolworth Court Farm Meadows Local Nature Reserve. KT9 2AG
Owned by: Royal Borough of Kingston-upon- Thames
Managed by: Royal Borough of Kingston-upon- Thames
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The Hogsmill Local Nature Reserve is situated in the Northern half of the Borough and comprises two open spaces, the Hogsmill Open Space and the Bonesgate Open Space.
The Bonesgate open space extends from Chessington Road near the Bonesgate Pub to the confluence of the Bonesgate and Hogsmill Rivers adjacent to Tolworth Court Farm Meadows Local Nature Reserve. The site can be accessed on foot or by bicycle from numerous points.

Visitor facilities: A network of grass and surfaced paths.
What to see: The open space along the Hogsmill is all that remains of the farmland that ran down to the banks of the Hogsmill River before the encroachment of the various housing developments that border the site today. The Hogsmill River has played a very long and important role in the history of Ewell both as a source of power for several mills, including the gun powder mill complexes, and as an inspiring landscape for famous artists.
The combination of open grassy rides and woodland copses provide habitat for a range of mammal, bird and insect species
There are many different bird species to be found, including kingfishers.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Friends of the Hogsmill
Epsom & Ewell Borough Councilís Countryside Team
Tel: 01372 732000
Email contactus@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Tel: 01372 732000
Email using the online enquiry form.
or try
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Tel 07860 035 381
Website address and other links: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/EEBC/Leisure+and+Culture/Parks+and+countryside/Countryside/Hogsmill+Open+Space.htm
alternatively try
www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
www.kingston.gov.uk/
and search for Bonesgate Open Space Local Nature Reserve



last updated 01/03/13

 
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