A booklet on Morden Park, by former Borough librarian Evelyn Jowett, was published by Merton Historical Society in 1977, but has long been out of print. Since then further information has come to light, not least during the survey undertaken prior to the renovation and conversion of the house for use as Merton’s Register Office. This new edition has been prepared by William Rudd and Peter Hopkins of Merton Historical Society.
Textile Bleaching and Printing in Mitcham and Merton 1590-1870
This detailed study traces the history of the four major areas of textile bleaching and printing along the banks of the River Wandle within the ancient parishes of Mitcham and Merton – Willow Lane, Ravensbury, Phipps Bridge and Merton Abbey.
This volume has long been out of print, though copies can be consulted at Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre.
However, the author has updated the information relating to the three Mitcham sites and has included this in the relevant volumes of Mitcham Histories.
The Archaeology of Mitcham to AD 700
This study brings together what is known of the archaeology of the area from earliest times until the end of the Dark Ages. The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Mitcham is well-known, but the prehistoric and Roman discoveries are also worthy of mention.
This study was published by Merton Library Service on behalf of Merton Historical Society and is now out of print. Copies may be consulted at Merton Heritage & Local Studies Centre on the 2nd floor of Morden Library.
The Historic River Wandle 1: The Merton Section
This book is the first of a series portraying the history of the River Wandle in pictures, with a brief account adjacent to each illustration. The sites depicted are:
Garratt Copper Mill, Copper Mill Lane, Wimbledon
Connolly’s Leather Works, Wandle Bank, Wimbledon
The Merton Copper Mills, Merton High Street
Merton Abbey Print Works, Merton Abbey
William Morris Works, Merton Abbey
The Gateway in the Wall, Merton Abbey
Bennett’s Calico Printing Mill, Merton Abbey
Liberty Print Works, Merton Abbey
Liberty’s: The Wheel House and Colour House, Merton Abbey
The Angler’s Bridge, Merton Abbey
The Historic River Wandle 2: Phipps Bridge to Morden Hall
This book is the second of a series portraying the history of the River Wandle in pictures, with a brief account facing each illustration. The sites depicted are:
William Harland & Son Ltd, Phipps Bridge Road
Everett’s Place, Phipps Bridge Road
Wandle Villa, Phipps Bridge Road
The ‘Steam Washing Factory’, Phipps Bridge Road
Bunce’s Meadow, Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall, Morden Hall Road
The Snuff Mills, Morden Hall
Morden Cottage, Morden Hall
Morden Cottage, Morden Hall
Morden Lodge, Morden Hall Road
The Barn, Morden Hall Park
The Historic River Wandle 3: Ravensbury to Mill Green
This book is the third of a series portraying the history of the River Wandle in pictures, with a brief account facing each illustration. The sites depicted are:
Ravensbury Print Works
Harold F Bidder’s ‘Ravensbury Manor’
Richard Glover’s Morden Snuff Mill
The wheel at Mitcham Fibre Mills
John S. Deed & Sons’ Eagle Leather Works
Watercress beds near The Willows, Willow Lane
The mill house, the Logwood Mills, Willow Lane
The ‘Fisheries Cottage’