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Georgian Merton

Engraving of ‘Lord Nelson’s Villa at Merton’ published 1806

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Medieval Merton

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Merton

Merton has been important since at least the Roman era. The Saxon estate was in the hands of leading magnates, including Earl Harold, who lost the throne to William the Conqueror.

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Modern Merton

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Norman Merton

The Norman Archway from Merton Priory, relocated at St Mary’s Church (JAG) 1990

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Prehistoric Merton

A Bronze Age boundary ditch and indications of animal husbandry were found during the development of Greenview Drive, off Fairway, west of Grand Drive, suggestive of settlement activity in the vicinity. Fragments of Neolithic/Bronze Age pottery and flints were found to the south on the former Meadbrook site, now Meadowsweet Close, probably carried by water action from a nearby habitation site to the south-west. To the north, across the parish boundary is Caesar’s Camp, a large Early Iron Age enclosure on Wimbledon Common.

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Roman Merton

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Saxon Merton

Saxon king and nobleman

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Stuart Merton

17th-century wall painting in 120 Kingston Road, Merton (D Roe) 2015

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Tudor Merton

The Lovell Monument in St Mary’s Merton (DJH) 2017

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Victorian Merton

The Wandle industries waxed and waned over the 19th century, but managed to survive. Little changed on the farms, and elderly residents in the early 20th century could look back on the Merton of their childhood as a still-rustic scene.

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