Winn's Common

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Template:Unreferenced Winn's Common is a public open space in Plumstead in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, England.

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Tumuli

Winn Common is said to have been settled by ancient Britons. Several Bronze Age burial mounds were found in the area, as well as Roman relics. One mound remains on Winn Common, the Winn Common Tumulus.

During World War II a line of barrage balloons were sited on Winn Common to deter enemy aircraft from attacking the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

Across Kings Highway there is a memorial to George Webb, the headmaster of Burrage Grove Boys School in 1896. Originally a drinking fountain, it has been filled in and its fittings removed.

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Notes and references

A current page giving more details and photographs can be found at http://www.greenchain.com/learning/sites/plumstead-common.php

The Plumstead Common Environment Group's page (they include Winn's Common in their activities) is at http://www.pceg.org.uk/index.html Template:Reflist Template:Parks and open spaces in London

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