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Merton Place

Merton Place Merton Place
Inscription

{Around the London Borough of Merton coat of arms:}
Merton Place.
Sixty metres (200 feet) to the south east was 'Merton Place', the only house ever owned (1801 - 1805) by Admiral Lord Nelson and from which he set out for the Battle of Trafalgar. Lady Hamilton also lived here 1801 - 1808.

Site: Merton Place (2 memorials)

SW19, Merton High Street, Doel Close

We've read at London Gardens Online that the house was actually where Nelson Grove Road now is.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Merton Place

Subjects commemorated Information

Merton Place

Country house, built about 1750 for Henry Pratt. Lord Nelson arrived here in ...

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Battle of Trafalgar

A sea battle that took place off Cape Trafalgar on the south west coast of Sp...

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Lady Emma Hamilton

Mistress of Lord Nelson. Born Amy, Emma or Emy Lyon at Ness, Cheshire. Her ea...

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Horatio, Lord Nelson

Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Naval commander who became a national hero a...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Merton Place

Created by Information

London Borough of Merton

Formed under the London Government Act 1963, by the merger of the Municipal B...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Merton Place

Also at this site Information

High Path Estate horse trough

There is another trough with the same inscription further west along the road.

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