TQ2669 : The Colour House

taken 10 years ago, near to Merton, Great Britain

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The Colour House
The Colour House
A former dyeworks at Merton Abbey Mills, claimed (on a plaque on the building) to be "London's oldest industrial building" as it incorporates part of the medieval buildings of Merton Priory, although most of the building dates from 1742. It is grade 2 listed (List Entry Number 1080891) and now functions as a theatre.
Merton Abbey Mills

A former textile factory in Merton, South London, which drew water power from the adjacent River Wandle. It occupies part of the site of the medieval Merton Priory.

Merton Abbey Mills were established by Huguenot silk throwers in the early eighteenth century and adapted for textile printing in the early nineteenth century. The most famous artisan was the artist and designer William Morris who occupied workshops on the site from 1881.

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The buildings have been renovated in recent years as the focus of a craft market.

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Date Taken
Monday, 29 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services 
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Place (from Tags)
Merton Abbey 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2643 6983 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.8041N 0:11.0037W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2642 6981
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Little Theatre  Grade II Listed 

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