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Abbey Recreation Ground Merton

Summary

Abbey Recreation Ground was once within the lands of Merton Place estate owned by Lord Nelson, where he lived form 1801-1805 immediately prior to his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the C19th the estate was largely built over for housing. The Recreation Ground is predominantly open green space that is used for playing fields, with perimeter path and trees. To the north is a woodland path following part of the old railway line between Merton Park and Morden Road, improved in the 1990s as part of Merton Park Green Walks.

Basic Details

Site location:
Morden Road

Postcode:
SW19 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
C20th

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Merton

Site ownership:
LB Merton

Site management:
Leisure and Culture Services

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
Mon - Fri 8am - dusk; Sat/Sun/Bank holidays 9am - dusk

Special conditions:
www.merton.gov.uk/environment/openspaces/parks/parks_in_the_morden_area

Facilities:
Playground, football pitches, cricket wickets

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: South Wimbledon (Northern). Bus: 93, 470

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.merton.gov.uk/environment/openspaces/parks/parks_in_the_morden_area

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ256696

Size in hectares:
2.43

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - local nature reserve along disused railway

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Public Open Space. Green Corridor

Fuller information

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