TQ2669 : River Wandle at Merton Abbey Mills

near to Merton, Great Britain

River Wandle at Merton Abbey Mills
River Wandle at Merton Abbey Mills
Merton Abbey Mills are here on the left of the Wandle and the Wandle Trail is on the right. Just ahead on the left by the bend, the delightfully named Pickle Ditch leaves the Wandle to rejoin it at Merton High Street. Merton Abbey Mills dates originally from 1724 when a calico printing works was established within the walls of what had been Merton Priory. The premises were then taken over in the early 1830s by Edmund Littler, who specialised in the printing of silks and fine fabrics for the luxury market. In 1904 Arthur Lasenby Liberty took over the Merton Abbey Works completely and demolished many of the old buildings, replacing them with more modern workshops. Liberty & Co ceased production here in 1972 and the premises was finally closed in 1982. The site is now a market with craft workshops and refreshment places.
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Wednesday, 11 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 12 April, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2638 6967 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7185N 0:11.0502W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2639 6972
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