Facts about Morden
Human activity in Morden dates back to the Iron Age period when Celtic tribes are known to have occupied areas around Wimbledon, but the first significant development in Morden was the construction of the Roman road called Stane Street from Chichester to London. The route of Stane Street through Morden followed the current A24, London Road up Stonecot Hill from the south-west crossing Morden Park.
The road then descended the other side of the hill towards the town centre passing west of the Underground station and crossing the north corner of Morden Hall Park heading in the direction of Colliers Wood and Tooting. Small Roman artefacts, mainly coins and pottery, have been found at various locations within the area although there is no evidence of any settlement.
Morden is a district and town in south London, England, within the London Borough of Merton. It is around 8 miles south-southwest of Charing Cross. Morden adjoins Merton Park and Wimbledon to the north, Mitcham to the east, Sutton to the south and Worcester Park to the west. The National Trust run Morden Hall Park, on the banks of the River Wandle adjacent to the town centre, is a key feature of the area.
Despite London’s suburban expansion, a little of the earlier rural nature of Morden has survived; for instance, several grand period buildings remain, especially within Morden’s parks. The area retains a good provision of parks and green spaces, many of them created from former country estates. The 125 acre Morden Hall Park is of particular note and is run by the National Trust.