Rushmere, Wimbledon Common

Rushmere, Wimbledon Common

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Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​16_​4-13
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History This pond is thought to have taken its name from the rushes which grew in the area.

During Tudor times they were strewn as a temporary floor covering in local households. The rush layer was changed at regular intervals to remove accumulations of dirt and insects.

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