In Merton there are buildings, parks and gardens of historical or architectural interest. Many of them have been recognised as assets of special interest or importance.
Statutory listed buildings
Around 315 buildings in Merton have statutory listing. The list is compiled nationally by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is updated regularly. It includes all kinds of buildings, including houses, churches, schools, Underground stations, walls, tombstones, bridges and post boxes. There are additional planning controls on statutory listed buildings and most alternations require listed building consent.
For further information on listed buildings see:
Locally listed buildings and structures
We’ve compiled a list of local buildings and structures that contribute to the character and historical legacy of the area. We don’t impose additional planning controls on these buildings but expect alternations and extensions to be in keeping with the building’s architectural character.
Local list in Merton
Parks and gardens register
Historic parks and gardens contribute to the setting of listed buildings and are valued for their horticultural interest or association with a notable person or event. Historic England maintains a register of historic parks and gardens. We don’t impose additional planning controls on registered parks and gardens but we’re required to protect their historic environment. There are four parks and gardens in Merton on the register:
For further information on the parks and gardens register see
Registered Parks & Gardens on Historic England’s website.
London inventory of historic green spaces
A further 46 parks, gardens, cemeteries, and other green spaces within Merton are included in the London Inventory of Historic Green Spaces compiled by the London Parks & Gardens Trust. You can view the list of parks and gardens in Merton on the London Parks & Gardens Trust website.