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30 December 2011

Visit Ravensbury Park

A triangular park on the north bank of the River Wandle in Merton, Ravensbury Park was once part of the Ravensbury Park Estate of Ravensbury Manor, but today it offers 6.68-hectares of public space, open to all and owned by Merton Council and particularly notable for the picturesque stretch of the River Wandle which runs through it.

The park came about after the estate and manor fell into ruin in 1855 and were demolished shortly afterwards. Subsequently, the Ravensbury Park Estate was sold for residential developments, and it wasn't until in 1929 that the local councils purchased the remaining grounds for a park, which opened in May 1930.

For more, see http://www.merton.gov.uk/environment/openspaces/parks/parks_in_the_morden_area/ravensburypark.htm


  1. Here are some wonderful photographs of Ravensbury Park in the London Borough of Merton. An oasis of peace and calm in a busy urban area.