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In the 18th century, Blackheath was the home of Greenwich Cricket Club and a venue for first-class cricket matches.
The earliest known senior match was Kent v London on Wednesday, 5 August 1730.
The freehold is retained mostly by the Manor of Lewisham (owned by the Earl of Dartmouth) and also the Royal Manor of Greenwich (owned by the Crown Estate).
The heath's chief natural resource is gravel, and the freeholders retain rights over its extraction.
In 1673 the Blackheath Army was assembled under Marshal Schomberg to serve in the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
It is not clear if the references to "honours" and "champions" meant that the Kent team, then managed by Edwin Stead, had claims to being the champion county.
Wat Tyler is remembered by Wat Tyler Road on the heath, and Jack Cade by Cade Road near the heath.
After pitching camp on Blackheath, Cornish rebels were defeated in the Battle of Deptford Bridge (sometimes called the Battle of Blackheath), just to the west, on 17 June 1497.
It is held in trust for public benefit under the Metropolitan Commons Act of 1886.
It passed to the London County Council in 1889, then to the Greater London Council.Before the development of Greenwich palace by the Tudors, the Plantagenet palace was located at Eltham Palace to the southeast of the heath and Watling Street and used as a royal residence from the 14th to the 16th century.