Merton Priory Chapter House

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    London Borough of Merton
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From 1117 until the dissolution in 1538 Merton Priory was one of the country’s biggest and most influential monastic houses. Following the dissolution no visible signs of the Priory were left above ground and its exact location remained a mystery until the 1920s. In the 1970s archaeological  excavations by SW London Archaeological Field Team (funded by DoE and administered by the Surrey Archaeological Society) revealed the foundations of the historically important Chapter House.  The Museum of London Archaeology Service revealed further extensive foundations of the rest of the priory in the 1980’s.
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