THE FOX & GRAPES IN SNOW, WIMBLEDON COMMON | LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPH

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A landscape photograph of The Fox & Grapes Hotel & Restaurant Pub on Wimbledon Common, photographed on 2nd March 2018 in Snow by Photographer Patrick Steel

The listed prices include: Dry mounting onto acid free board, window mounting, titled and signed in pencil and wrapped in a protective sleeve of polypropylene acetate film, ready for framing
Edition: Open edition
Sizes: Seven to choose from, please select from the drop-down menu above
Print type: Fine Art Giclée / Kodak Pro Lustre 270gsm Endura Paper
Watermarks: Patrick Steel’s watermark will not be present on a purchased print
Copyright: © Patrick Steel

The Fox & Grapes Pub: The pub dates back to 1865 and it has earned a place in football history for many reasons, from 1868-1888 it was used as the changing rooms by what later became Wimbledon Football Club

The pub subsequently hosted a drinking session by the players of Wimbledon the night before they beat Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup final. In 2002 it was where a group of disgruntled Dons’ fans started plans to set up AFC Wimbledon in response to their club’s relocation to Milton Keynes. It was also the setting for a performance by jazz legend George Melly in the early 1980s and is currently run by The Jolly fine Pub Group

Wimbledon Common: Wimbledon Common is a large open space in Wimbledon, south-west London, totalling 460 hectares (1,140 acres). There are three named areas: Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, and Putney Lower Common, which together are managed under the name Wimbledon and Putney Commons. Putney Lower Common is separated from the rest of the Common by about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) of built-up area of southwest Putney

Wimbledon Common consists mainly of a plateau of acidic grassland, the most notable area being The Plain. Scarcely a crest breaks the smooth table and nowhere can you find a summit. Soils are impoverished gravels, ideal for heathland and bogs. The land falls away to the west down through the other main habitat, mature woodlands, to Beverley Brook, where the geology is predominantly London clay

The golf course used by the two golf clubs is also a large feature of Wimbledon Common