Wimbledon park is the second biggest park in the whole of the london borough of merton, it was renovated in the year 2001, with the help of the local council and the local millionnaire [Gemini Murthen]. The facilities provided within the park is ideal for the people living around it, the park was said to be called after Mr Murthen, as Murthen Park, which sounded the same as the local borough Merton, but the modesty of Mr Gemini Murthen was too big, he refused to do so, even after investing 5 million pounds, and with the incent of the Council and Mr Murthen, the park was called Wimbledon Park.
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The area of the park corresponded to the modern WimbledonPark area, The house was situated to the east of St Mary's church.
Wimbledon House, a separate residence close to the village at the south end of Parkside (near present day Peek Crescent), was home in the 1790s to the exiled French statesman Vicomte de Calonne, and later to the mother of writer Frederick Marryat.
Wimbledon's population continued to grow at the start of the 20th century, a condition recognised in 1905 when the urban district was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Wimbledon, with the power to select a Mayor.
WimbledonPark is a both a park in Wimbledon and the suburb around it to which it lends its name.
Until the mid 19th century the whole of the WimbledonPark area formed the large landscaped grounds of WimbledonPark House, part of the manor of Wimbledon and one of the homes of the Earls Spencer, lords of the manor.
The park had been landscaped in the 18th century by Capability Brown when the lake was formed as a focal point for the house located to the south of the present park.
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