The 17 acre Common is a predominantly mature oak, ash, field maple and hornbeam woodland with several ancient and veteran trees.

The mature canopy provides unique microhabitats of glades and coppice woodland, providing habitat for songbirds, bats and invertebrates. 

It has a rich variation of plants. More than 200 species have been recorded, including woodland and grassland species. 

We have tried to capture some of the highlights of the Common on this website, but a more detailed report of the history and ecology of the Common was published by F.N. Hepper in 2006 and is avaialble at Richmond Reference Library.