Historic Merton

Merton has a long and fascinating history over the last 2,000 years and we will explore that in our short walk. From a staging post on a Roman road, to a mention in the Domesday book, a nationally important and immensely rich Priory, the home of Admiral Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton, and then the industrial innovations in textiles and printing along the River Wandle. See how and where that distinguished past is connected to the Merton of today.

We will start at the Norman church of St Mary’s and finish in the Merton Priory Chapter House Museum, which will be opened specially for our visit!

Meet at St. Mary’s Church Merton, on Church Lane, Merton SW19 3HU – between Dorset Road and Mostyn Road, off the Kingston Road (bus routes 152, 163 & 164) and very close to Merton Park tram stop.

We hope that the sun will shine (or a least the rain stays away) however, if the weather report is particularly bad the tour would will be cancelled with 48 hours’ notice.

The tour is FREE to carers but we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £2.00 which can be made below.

We understand that sometimes you may be more comfortable travelling with a friend or the person you look after. Places permitting a guest may join you but they will be charged the full £10.00 ticket price.  Please contact Debbie on 0208 646 7515 if you would like a guest to join you or would like further information.

If for any reason you are unable to attend after booking please to let us know as soon as you can in order another carer can take your place.

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