To protect and preserve important archaeological sites in Merton from development, we have created 20 archaeological priority zones. Within Merton, there are also three scheduled monuments of national importance.

See Historic England's Greater London Archaeological Priority Areas for more information on these zones

Archaeological priority zones

These are areas known to have archaeological importance because of past finds, excavations or historical evidence.

Alluvial archaeology

  • Wandle Valley
  • Beverley Brook Valley

Prehistoric landscapes

  • Wimbledon Common
  • Mitcham Common
  • Morden Park


  • Merton
  • Wimbledon
  • Mitcham
  • Morden
  • Cannon Hill
  • Lower Morden
  • West Barnes Farm

Settlement – communication routes

  • Stane Street

Riverside industries

  • Wandle/Copper Mill Lane
  • Wandle/Colliers Wood
  • Wandle/Mitcham
  • Mill Corner

Post-medieval estates and gardens

Scheduled monuments

These monuments are included in the Schedule of Monuments kept by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Full details of the zones and the scheduled monuments are contained in these guidance notes:

Archaeological advice

If you need advice for a site in Merton, please contact Historic England's Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service (GLAAS).