Yet more vandalism of our heritage....restore this pub..there is no room to build all these flats and they are out of keeping..abbey ward is being ruined..let Marcus Beale build in his own area not spoil old Merton park..he was involved in abbey mills debacle..no good came of that!!!!!
Jean Matthews ● 2103d5 Comments
Having now seen the design I can see that, aside from the loss of yet another building of some antiquity, the problem is very similar to the one faced by Wimbledon Chase with the demolition of the Emma Hamilton pub and construction of flats. It comes across that Merton Park should be grateful for the doubling of the pavement width but hang on the height of the building is also doubling from two to four storey! It will totally dominate the site and cut out a huge swathe of southern sun to the buildings on the opposite side of the road. Yes it is a monstrosity totally devoid of any empathy for the street scene and lacking in any care for the effect on others; pretty much par for the course when maximising profit from a development.
Mike Strange ● 1907d
I feel sure you know that Merton Hall has been destroyed. The architect, Henry Goodall Quartermain, is related to me so the place had a special place for me as both a child where parties and cub/scout activities took place and an adult with a nostalgic association. The whole business sickens me as Cllr Alambritis was absolutely hell bent on destrying it for some reason and persitently lied on several fronts about it; he will carry on to have his own way and that seems to be to destroy as much as possible the residents past and present hold dear; he has no ear for reason.Mike
Mike Strange ● 1908d
Have you seen the revised proposals for the White Hart site?http://www.wimbledonsw19.com/default.asp?section=info&page=plansforwhitehartpubsite003.htmWhat do you think of them?.......
WimbledonSW19 Editor ● 1909d
The White Hart is an important historical landmark locally. It is where Lord Nelson's estate was auctioned off in 1823 and had been there for over a hundred years before that. With the recent destruction of the 200 year-old Rose Cottage, the proposed destruction of Merton Hall, the selling off of the Manor Club and the possible destruction of the 18th century Dorset Hall one wonders if there is anything at all in the area that the council and the developers would consider worthy of saving.
Clive Whichelow ● 2097d