Merton  Surrey


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Merton like this:

Merton, par. and vil. (ry. sta. Wimbledon and Merton), Surrey, on river Wandle, 3½ miles SW. of Clapham Junction and 7¼ miles SW. of Waterloo sta., London, 1765 ac., pop. 2480; has remains of a priory (1115). which became a factory for calico printing; Merton Place, where Lord Nelson lived from October 1801 to May 1803, has been pulled down.

Merton through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Merton has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Merton go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Merton in Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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