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Castle Hill
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1992
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 191 635
Location: Filby Road, Chessington. KT9 2AG
Owned by: Leased by Merton College to Royal Borough Kingston
Managed by: Lower Mole Countryside Management Project
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car: Filby Road just off the main Chessington Road (B284)
Rail: Chessington North.
Bus: 467
Visitor facilities: Information board and paths
What to see: The deer park had extended to Park Farm in the south, and Bonesgate Stream to the west. Previously oak woodland, it was cleared of trees by the C19th for fields and meadows. A small area of woodland near the earthwork was planted in the C19th and a path runs through the site to Horton Country Park. It is managed as a local nature reserve.
Species include ancient woodland indicators.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Lower Mole Countryside Trust
Tel 01372 743783

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Kingston
General Enquiries: 020 8547 5000

Website address and other links:
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Last updated 01/03/13
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