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Abbey Recreation Ground Merton

Abbey Recreation Ground

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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Morden Road
Postcode: SW19
Type of site: Public Park 
Date(s): C20th
Listed structures:
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:
Facilities: Playground, football pitches, cricket wickets
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Grid ref: TQ256696
Size in hectares: 2.43
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
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

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