Merton Priory Chapter House visitor centre gets go-ahead
The new Merton Priory Chapter House visitor centre and exhibition space, has received planning permission for phase 1 of the works by the London Borough of Merton.
From 1117 until the dissolution in 1538 Merton Priory was one of the country’s biggest and most influential monastic houses. In the 1980s a complete excavation by the Museum of London Archaeology Service revealed extensive foundations, including those of its substantial and historically important Chapter House.
The project seeks to celebrate and announce the history and existence of these fascinating remains to a wider audience whilst stabilising and preserving their current condition. The new facilities and amenities will improve visitor comfort whilst increasing the potential for the Chapter House to be made available for events, functions and performances. The project attempts to re-establish the Priory remains as a priceless piece of community heritage providing a unique insight into a noble past.
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