A Quick Overview of Streatham Common
Streatham Common is a large open space on the southern edge of Streatham in the London Borough of Lambeth. It has been designated a Local Nature Reserve. It is one of two former areas of common land in the former parish of Streatham.
- The other is now known as Tooting Bec Common.
- After enclosure, the Common was purchased for use as a public open space under the powers conferred under the Metropolitan Commons Act 1878.
- The Common was conveyed to the Metropolitan Board of Works and was subsequently administered by the London County Council and Greater London Council before maintenance responsibility passed to the London Borough of Lambeth in 1971.