Wandle Park (Merton) was once the site of Wandlebank House, built in 1791 by Wandle corn mill owner, James Perry – who was also editor of the Morning Chronicle, Georgian London’s most popular newspaper.
The 19th century stone drinking fountain was erected to commemorate another resident – Robert Bloomfield Fenwick, who lived there from 1867-1895.
The park is on the Nelson Trail since Admiral Lord Nelson was thought to have visited the house with Lady Hamilton.
The house was demolished in 1962. Today the park has the former millpond, grassed areas and woodland with some ancient trees. There is a children’s playground too.
Discover the park
- Wandle Bank/Byegrove Road/Merton High Street,
- OS Grid Ref:
- TQ 26664 70500
- Find out how to get here
Facilities & access
- Public telephone
- Children's play area
- Toddler and junior swings
- Climbing net