Wimbledon Common

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Jerry Abershaw, nicknamed “The Laughing Highwayman”, was known to terrorize this area before his hanging. He is seen on horseback riding through the common. The spirit of an escaped convict is also said to haunt this area.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Wimbledon Common
Windmill Rd, Wimbledon Common
London SW19 5NR, United Kingdom

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51.4366449, -0.2335468999999648
Greater London
Nearest Towns:
Wimbledon, UK (0.8 mi.)
Wandsworth, UK (1.7 mi.)
Roehampton, UK (1.7 mi.)
Putney, UK (1.7 mi.)
London Borough Of Wandsworth, UK (2.1 mi.)
Raynes Park, UK (2.3 mi.)
Richmond, UK (2.3 mi.)
New Malden, UK (2.3 mi.)
London Borough Of Merton, UK (2.5 mi.)
Kingston, UK (2.6 mi.)


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