Wandle Park

Wandle Park

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1914
Area Colliers Wood
Copyright 1 Mr. J.M.Hobson
Picture Reference Mit_​Parks_​Open_​Spaces_​10-3
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Wandle Park lies along the river Wandle, an area rich in early industrial history. It was once the site of Wandlebank House and grounds, owned from 1791-1821 by James Perry who owned the Merton Corn Mill. Corn milling was an important industry on the Wandle from medieval times.

The land was purchased by Wimbledon Corporation for a public park and vested in the National Trust, and the park opened in 1907.

In 1910 the Mill Pond Garden was added, purchased by public subscription. Re-design of the park was undertaken through Merton Groundwork Trust and completed in 2003.

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