Morden Recreation Ground 7943

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The park is largely grass with some shrub planting, and has perimeter and scattered trees, including a line of oak along the central path. In the eastern corner is a small spinney of historic interest, the site of the small Spittell or Spital estate once part of Merton Abbey.

History

This area was once ancient woodland and later in agricultural use. Morden Recreation Ground was provided in the early part of the 20th century as the area was developed for the LCC St Helier Estate. The recreation ground was laid out with tennis courts, bowling green and putting greens. During World War 2 the recreation ground was dug for allotments.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am - dusk (weekdays); 9am - dusk (weekends, bank holidays).
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am - dusk (weekdays); 9am - dusk (weekends, bank holidays).

Directions

Rail: St Helier, Morden South. Bus: 80
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust