is a large open space (approx 47 acres) in Ealing
, west London
, bounded by Gunnersbury Ave (A406
) to the east and the Uxbridge Road
to the north. A smaller area of the common extends to the east of Gunnersbury Ave, including Leopold Road. The western boundary includes The Common and Warwick Dene, with Elm Avenue to the south.
It is common land
as designated by the 1866 Metropolitan Commons Act.
Ealing Common preserves a large area of open space with fine avenues
of horse chestnut
trees, most of which were planted in the late Victorian
period, following the purchase of the common land by the Ealing Local Board
. The northern part of the common has a large English oak
tree at its centre, and London plane trees
are also found with the horse chestnuts around the perimeter of the common. Charles Jones
was the borough surveyor
responsible for the layout.
In the south-west corner of Ealing Common there is a small enclosed park, called Warwick Dene, with rose
beds at its centre.
There is a local Conservation Area
which includes streets around the common.
The nearby London Underground
station is named Ealing Common station
after the Common.
Ealing Common is also the name of the town in the London Borough of Ealing
; however, it is officially part of the town Ealing
, which also includes Little Ealing and Ealing Broadway
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