Mitcham Common is one of the most interesting and varied open spaces in South London, and the 182 hectare (460 acre) space is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.


7 Islands pond

7 Islands pond

The Common is regulated and administered by the Mitcham Common Conservators. The London Borough of Merton acts as the Conservators’ agent, to implement the management policies agreed by the Board of Conservators.


The maintenance of the Common is resourced by income from investments, licence fees, grants, and a small financial contribution for Merton Council.


Mill House Ecology Centre

Mill House Ecology Centre

The Manager and Warden are the only full-time staff working on the Common. Both are based at the Mill House Ecology Centre and employed by Merton Council.

The Warden and specialist contractors carry out the maintenance work on the Common.



The Mitcham Common byelaws are available to download here.

Mitcham Common Byelaws


Also of interest:

Natural History

Wildlife and plants in different areas of Mitcham Common

Maps and Walks

There are many interesting and enjoyable walks on Mitcham Common

Friends of Mitcham Common

Open to anybody who shares our love of the Common and an interest in maintaining its wildlife