Morden

  

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Central Road

St.George rebuilt 1639, Fifteenth century door, 14th century windows, 17th-century glass in the east window and an 18th-century pulpit and altar-rails. The present church was built of brick in 1932 as a two-purpose church hall; wooden hall added as a temporary church in 1938; low link in between, 1976

Hatfeild Mead, borough housing byA.J. Thomas of the 1950s

Primary School 1910

Church hall, wooden church temporary church in 1930, Scorpio martyr

Morden Grange. Late Georgian

Earl Haig Memorial Homes. Percy Morley Horder design for Housing Association for Officers Families. Collegiate style. Less institutional. By Grey Wornum and Louis de Soissons, 1931 onwards. Neo-Georgian ranges of two and three storeys around large grassed quadrangles. Neo Georgian houses in green spaces with portrait roundels of western front commanders. Opened by the Prince of Wales.

Old School House, 1731, a simple brick cottage with an inscribed tablet; later c19 additions behind.

Flats. Enclosed by a boundary wall, yellow brick flats with mansard roofs built by the Housing Association for Officers' Families, c. 1928 and later.

Epsom Road

George Inn. 16th century stuccoed with an early c 19 elevation masked by extensive alterations of 1931

Green Lane

St.Helier station.  5th January 1930. Between Morden South and Sutton Common on Thameslink and Southern Trains. Built by the  Southern Railway plus a deal with London Electric Railway in in 1929., quite remarkable, concrete blockhouse station building – anticipating brutalism by 40 years.  It is a long way from the centre of St.Helier.

Freight yard.  12 acres given for this by LCC and two more by Southern Railway.

Hatfield Mead

School 1910.

London Road

Merton Technical College 1971/2.  Pleasantly sited on the edge of Morden Park. 1971-2 by the Borough Architect’s Department, A. Jadhar, R. Toole.   Long, neat curtain-walled range with projecting middle storey; unsightly one-storey workshop and dustbin excrescences.

Church farm cottage

Morden South Station.  5th January 1930.  Between St.Helier and South Merton on Thameslink and Southern Trains Southern Railway plus a deal with London railway.  A subway crosses through the embankment to the station, built in 1929, however the nearby tube station, means its custom has always been limited.

Depot built behind the station for the northern line but train company hostilities meant it remained very limited.

Baiul Futuh Mosque. Ahmadiyya Muslim Association.  Purpose built largest mosque in Europe. Dome, minarets and 13,000 worshippers.  Islamic and European architecture also taking in buildings on an old dairy site. Halls, library, crèche and studios. Built on the site of an Express Dairy Depot.  The old dairy chimney was the basis for the minaret.

Railway Bridge. The line between South Merton and Morden South crosses the main road on an impressive 120ft skew lattice girder bridge.

Morden Park

Manor House with a late c 18 three-bay brick front, late c 19 tile- hung in parts behind.

Princess Royal

Morden Park House. Registry Office. Council park's department offices. A fine house of 1770 set in extensive grounds. Built by John Ewart, merchant and distiller, on part of the Morden Hall estate. Five-window front of two storeys with a parapet; brown brick. Arched ground-floor windows in yellow brick-arched recesses. Venetian doorway with Tuscan demi-columns and pediment, linked to the pedimented window above by a balustrade and scrolls. Seven bays, with symmetrical one-storey canted bay-windows at either end, one heightened in the later c19. Large two-storey bow-window at the back. The front door leads to an entrance hall connected by a screen of two Ionic columns with a staircase of imperial type, starting in one flight and continuing in two. From the half-landing one enters the saloon with the bow-window. On the ground floor are the drawing room and library, with a half-domed recess with columns. Dining room and kitchen. At the back of the house a courtyard with two small round houses and the remains of a crinkle-crankle wall.

Opposite the church almshouses of 1731 for 12 poor children.

Mound. Possible barrow or Romano British Mound. Used as a garden feature.

Railway Lines

Railway from Morden South station goes from the embankment into a cutting for the approach to St.Helier.

Siding south of Morden South station to a private siding for an Express Dairy bottling plant. Milk tankers came here from Acton Western Region. This continued until 1978 and the depot closed.

St.Helier

1928 London County Council overspill Garden City ideas, original name after monastery,  Residential district built 1928-36 as a garden suburb to rehouse people from inner London

named in honour of Lady St Helier. a London County Council alderman who worked tirelessly to relieve poverty until her death in 1931.


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