Historic Morden Hall (1/9/20)
Please join us for our first live event!!
Art Historical Walk at Morden Hall– Tuesday 1 st September 2020
Manor of Morden has a long history which goes as far back as the Norman Conquest (1066). The Manor is recorded in 1086 in the Domesday Survey, and MORDONE was owned by Westminster Abbey. It measured three hides (360 acres approx.), one mill and seven ploughs until the dissolution of the monasteries.
During the 18th and 19th centuries the prosperity of the Morden Hall estate depended on its snuff mills. Snuff was a popular tobacco product used before cigars and cigarettes became more fashionable. There are two snuff mills on the Wandle River and one water wheel on site.
Mr Gilliat Hatfeild, the last private owner of the estate, donated Morden Hall Park to the National Trust upon his death in 1941. He was a philanthropic man who loved his park and the natural haven it provided in the heart of the city. He wanted others to benefit from this too. During his lifetime he made sure the park served the community in several ways and thanks to his legacy it continues to do so.
We will explore the history, architecture, rose garden and surround green spaces.
Walk: Meet in the car park by the bridge to garden centre
Parking: FREE for 1 hour – recommend you go to the Overflow carpark if open easier to park
Meet up: 10.30am – 11.30am
Toilets: Café – not always open, Garden Centre – open
Total number of people 10. If interest is high we will add times and dates.
Please wear masks and bring antibacterial handwash.
You will be asked to give your name and telephone number for contact tracing.
Maintain 1 metre distance unless you are in your own ‘bubble’
Guide will be wearing a clear visor.
Your guide for day: Tina Baxter