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Site of Morden Lodge

Morden Hall Road

This building is on the Nelson Trail.

This site is not open to the public but is partly visible from the road.

During the early 19th Century, this was home to Abraham Goldsmid, an eminent Jewish financier of Anglo-Dutch descent and a senior partner in one of the Capital’s most powerful brokerage firms, Goldsmid.

His friends included the Prince Regent, the playwright Sheridan and the Prime Minister, William Pitt. Lord Nelson was also a close personal friend and is known to have visited Morden Lodge on a number of occasions, accompanied by Lady Hamilton and members of their extended family.

After Nelson’s death, Abraham and a group of fellow trustees gave £3,700 to save Emma Hamilton from spiralling debt. However by 1810, a risky Government loan threatened Goldsmid with bankruptcy and he committed suicide.

Morden Lodge was demolished and replaced by the current Georgian building in about 1820.

How to get there

8-12 minute walk from Morden Underground Station, or a short walk from the following bus routes: 80, 118, 157, 201.

Easy walking distance from the National Trust property, Morden Hall Park.

See also

This page was last updated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

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