HLF Funding secures Chapter House phase 1 go-ahead. On 19 June 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed almost £2million of funding to revitalize the natural and historic features of the River Wandle. The river runs through 12 sites of Nature Conservation Interest but there is also rich cultural, religious and industrial heritage including the […]
Plans for the Chapter House phase 1 project are out for consultation details here. The first phase will replace the southern wall of the chapter house enclosure with a new glazed wall and provide WC, kitchen and dedicated storage for the centre. It will be part funded by the HLF Living Wandle project and part by […]
13 September 2012 – Merton Priory Latest Plans. The aim of the Merton Priory project is ‘to establish and maintain in perpetuity an education centre on the site of the Chapter House of Merton Priory.’ A long term view. Several aspects to this: – physical building and remains – friends of the Priory and community engagement […]
News From Nowhere: Art @ Merton Priory 29 & 30 September and 6 & 7 October 2012 ‘A wonderful exhibition. Given its dark strangeness, the place was totally transformed by the art, and everyone made some truly interesting pieces in response to the brief. We had upwards of 600 through the doors each day, this […]
29 October 2011 – Merton Priory Land Transfer The Merton Priory Trust welcomes the land transfer which brings the Chapter House and south garden into public ownership. We look forward to working with the local community, the Borough of Merton and Wandle Valley partners to bring the Merton Priory project forward. What’s going to happen […]
Merton Arts Trail Exhibition in the ruins of the Chapter House at Merton Abbey Mills. This historic place, under the road between the Savacentre and the Mills, is newly open to the public, and the exhibition has been scheduled to coincide with the Arts Trail, sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects. Items displayed on loan from the […]
9 July 2011 – The Chapter House was specially prepared by DS/JH for a highly successful musical celebration, attended by nearly 100 parishioners, part of a “pilgrimage” along the Wandle on Saturday 9th July, ending in a service in the Chapter House and picnic in Wandle Park.
11 May 2011 – Magna Carta Tour: History buffs’ rare chance to see Magna Carta – see article in Wimbledon Guardian here.
2 May 2011 – Magna Carta A replica of the Magna Carta will be exhibited at local churches and places of worship over the next few weeks to raise awareness of the Priory. The original Magna Carta has long been lost. However, an unknown number of copies were made shortly after its completion four of which […]
1 May 2011 – The Chapter house laid out ready for the 14th annual service of Nones. About 20 people visited the site, some expecting to hear the 14th ‘Friends of Merton Priory’ service of nones, remembering the day on which the priory was formally founded. This is how Heales describes the foundation, in his […]
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