Facts about Collier’s Wood
Collier’s Wood History
The twelfth-century ruins of Merton Priory were considered by the Department of Culture. Media and Sport as a possible British candidate for World Heritage status. Henry VI were crowned king of England at Westminster Abbey in 1429, and the king of France at Notre-Dame de Paris in 1431. He was reported to have been “crowned” at Merton Priory in 1437, but this was more of a ‘crown-wearing’ ceremony than a coronation.
July 2010, the first of London’s Cycle Superhighways opened, with a continuous bicycle lane known as CS7 originating in Southwark Bridge. In the centre of London, and terminating in Colliers Wood. The route was originally intended to continue to South Wimbledon.
Colliers Wood is an area in south-west London, England, in the London Borough of Merton. It is a mostly residential area but has a busy high street around Colliers Wood tube station on London Underground’s Northern line. The high street is part of the A24, a major road route roughly following the Northern Line, running from London through Tooting and other areas. The Colliers Wood ward had a population of 10,712 in 2011.
Colliers Wood shares its postcode district of SW19 with Wimbledon. It merges into Merton Abbey. Colliers Wood has three parts. A recreation ground, the National Trust-owned Wandle Park, which covers an area of approximately 11 acres, and the more informal Wandle Meadow Nature Park. Colliers Wood United F.C. is a semi-professional football club founded in Colliers Wood but now based in nearby New Malden.