Merton Abbey Mills :: Shared Description

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.
by Stephen Craven
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Created: Sun, 4 Sep 2011, Updated: Sun, 4 Sep 2011

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