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Wilderness Island

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Wilderness Island is an industrial landscape dating back to the C17th, with remains of watercourses belonging to mills situated at the confluence of two arms of the River Wandle. The 1st edition OS map of 1867 shows the island under wood with an area to the south up to the railway embankment as open land. There is a well-preserved fish pond, and the site had former use as pleasure grounds. It is now maintained for its ecological value as a nature reserve.
Previous / Other name: Scawens Moor; ‘Watersmeet’
Site location: Mill Lane, Carshalton
Postcode: SM5 2NH
Type of site: Public Open Land 
Date(s): C17th-C20th
Listed structures:
Borough: Sutton
Site ownership: LB Sutton
Site management: London Wildlife Trust
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions: No Dogs and use paths
Facilities: Toilets in Strawberry House opposite
Events: Occasional guided ecology and local history walks
Public transport: Rail: Hackbridge; Carshalton. Bus: 151, 127
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Pending further research

Sources consulted:

Grid ref: TQ283655
Size in hectares: 1.5
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Metropolitan Importance
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Site of Wildlife value (Schedule 4)

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