From Domesday all the way through to the Second World War, Limpsfield Common has played its part in history as it has evolved. Discover more about the Common’s past and the stories written into its landscape.
The stone pictured above commemorates the handing over of the Common to the National Trust in 1972. This was following its donation by the last squire of Limpsfield in 1972 along with an endowment fund with money raised by local people. It can be found on the junction of Kent Hatch Road and Brick Kiln Lane.
There are over 200 people who have become a Friend of Limpsfield Common. The group of friends was started in 1972 when the National Trust took over responsibility for the Common. Donations from Friends generate around £3000 a year. The Local Committee consults with the National Trust Lead Ranger responsible for the Common and decides how to spend this money. Some of the money is used to support the equipment needs of the Task Force of over 40 volunteers that are crucial to the continued management of the Common. The remaining funds are devoted to individual one-off projects.
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