Morden Park (park)

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This article is about the park. For the district of London, see Morden Park.
Morden 8 Trees in Morden Park geograph-2376588-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg

Morden Park is a 50 hectare public park and Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade 1, in the district of Morden Park in the London Borough of Merton.[1] An area of 28 hectares is also a Local Nature Reserve. It is owned and managed by Merton Council.[2][3] The site includes the Morden Park mound, a Scheduled Ancient Monument,[4] and Pyl Brook runs through the park.

The park was previously the grounds of the eighteenth-century Morden Park House, which is now Grade II listed and used as Council offices.[1] In 1945 the house and park were purchased by Merton and Morden Urban District Council.[5] Some oaks are over 300 years old, and bird species include green and great spotted woodpeckers, coal tits and spotted flycatchers.[2] Grassland areas have wildflowers and a range of butterflies.[1]

There is access from Epsom Road, Morden Lane and London Road.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Morden Park". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Morden Park". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Morden Park". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Morden Park mound". English Heritage. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Morden Park". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°23′35″N 0°12′43″W / 51.393°N 0.212°W / 51.393; -0.212