Surrey Churches Index

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Merton Hall Congregational Chapel

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image of chapel
Image from Congregationalism in Surrey, Edward E. Cleal and T. G. Crippen, 1908

The chapel seems to have been built around 1838-1840 following a donation towards the costs of the building plot. The foundation stone was laid in September 1839. Seating 800 people, it opened in July 1840. A schoolroom behind the chapel opened in 1863. The chapel appears to have merged with the chapel in Worple Road Wimbledon around 1906.

It seems to have fallen out of use before 1953 when the site was owned by the former Merton and Morden Urban District Council. It now seems to be the site of a block of flats

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index contains 26 names from the former graveyard. They are taken from Alfred Bax's brief survey in 1888 and the schedule provided to the Registrar General by the former Merton and Morden Urban District Council under The Town and Country Planning (Churches, Places of Religious Worship and Burial Grounds) Regulations 1950. The schedule is held in the National Archives. Bax's notes are from the archives of the Surrey Archaeological Society.

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The cemetery is in the ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of Merton St. John the Divine which was itself created in 1928 from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Merton.

WSFHS CD12(Surrey Marriage Index to 1837 - 4th edition November 2010) has marriage records for Merton St Mary the Virgin from 1560 to 1837.

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WSFHS CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Merton St Mary the Virgin from 1559 to 1865.

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The site of the former Merton Hall Congregational Chapel is in the London Borough of Merton.

Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.

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