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The ruins of Merton Priory are a landmark of Colliers Wood SW19. The priory was built in the 12th century by King Henry I. It was demolished in the 16th century. Some of the masonry was used to build Nonsuch Palace.
In 1803, the world’s first public railway passed through Colliers Wood SW19.
Colliers Wood SW19 name is based on the wood that was once found on the eastern side of the high street. The area where the wood stood was cleared in 1890.
The Colliers Wood Tower was initially called Lyon Tower. In 2006, it was voted the ugliest building in London.
Keith Spears, a local resident, initiated the “Making Colliers Wood Happy! in 2006 after he saw the BBC TV series Making Slough Happy. This act was made as a means to establish community spirit in order to withstand the downturn in neighborliness in suburban places.