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Cannon Hill Common is an open space in south-west London. It is situated near Raynes Park and Morden. It is also the location of a local nature reserve.


In 1924 the Cannon Hill Estate was purchased by Mr George Blay a local housing developer.Mr Blay offered 60 acres (24 ha) of land to Merton and Morden Urban District Council for the creation of Cannon Hill Common. The Council agreed to purchase 53½ acres at a cost of £17,610. The Park officially opened on the 9 April 1927.[1]


  1. ^ Jowett, Evelyn M. (1987). Raynes Park with West Barnes & Cannon Hill: a social history. Merton Historical Society. ISBN 0 950 1488 5 7. 

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Coordinates: 51°24′04″N 0°13′12″W / 51.401°N 0.220°W / 51.401; -0.220



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