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Brief description of site

The wooded grounds are on a sloping site, with an area of lawn levelled south of the hospital and the north-east woodland developed on an abandoned orchard and garden. Some trees from the former planting remain.

Brief history of site

Atkinson Morley Hospital was built near the former site of the C18th Prospect Place, which had gardens laid out by Humphry Repton in the late C18th/early C19th. Later known as Cottenham Park, the estate was sold for development in the early 1850s. Part of the site was acquired for the new hospital in 1863, which opened in 1869; the old house was pulled down and the hospital laundry built on its site.

Location information:

Address: Cottenham Park Road/Copse Hill, SW20 0JP

Locality: Greater London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Merton

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ227702
Latitude: Longitude:

Directions:

Rail: Wimbledon, Raynes Park then bus. Tube: Wimbledon (District) then bus. Bus: 200.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5.79

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