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Haig Memorial Homes Merton

Summary

Haig Memorial Homes was an estate built in the 1930s for military families and is located on either side of Green Lane. An appeal had been launched in 1928 by the Lord Mayor of London to provide homes for ex-servicemen, their widows and dependents, as a memorial to Field-Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde who had died in January 1928. It was built by the Trustees of the Haig Homes for disabled ex-servicemen and Officers' Families Association, and was opened in May 1931 by HRH Prince of Wales. The estate was laid out in courtyards of different characters, with ranges of two or three storeys set around grassed quadrangles. It was expanded in later years and the names of the blocks have associations with both world wars, for example Rhodes Moorhouse Court, which is named after 2nd Lieutenant W B Rhodes Moorhouse who died in WWI and his son, Flying Officer W H Rhodes Moorhouse who was killed in the Battle of Britain.

Basic Details

Site location:
Central Road/Green Lane, Morden

Postcode:
SM4 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1931

Designer(s):
Grey Wornum and Louis de Soissons

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Merton

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
Partially

Opening times:
Officers' accommodation is private.

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: St Helier

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ252673

Size in hectares:

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:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Upper Morden

Tree Preservation Order:

Nature Conservation Area:

Green Belt:

Metropolitan Open Land:

Special Policy Area:

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin, 1999) p450; 'Morden, Around the Parish Church', Merton Town Trails 5 (Merton Town Trails Association, 1978)

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