The springs and ponds in the centre of old Carshalton date back for centuries, probably explaining why there was an early Saxon settlement here.
Once a single pond, it was divided into two pools in the 15th century – one for the public and one private, for Stone Court and then The Grove, also the source of power for the Upper Mill that ground corn for Carshalton.
There are several listed structures associated with the ponds, including a road bridge, culverts, retaining walls and two buildings:
Honeywood Lodge is built around the skeleton of a 17th century house and is now the borough Heritage centre. The Gate House is a two-storey red brick building of irregular shape, dating back to the mid to late 19th century.
Discover the park
- High Street/Honeywood Walk,
- OS Grid Ref:
- TQ 27899 64524
- Find out how to get here