Pyl Brook

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Pyl Brook in Morden

Pyl Brook is a small stream in southwest London. It is a tributary of Beverley Brook, which is a tributary of the River Thames. Pyl Brook has two sources. The 5.3 kilometre main brook rises in Sutton Common in Sutton and flows through the London Borough of Merton to join Beverley Brook at Beverley Park in New Malden. The 3.9 kilometre East Pyl Brook also rises in Sutton and flows through Merton, joining the main Pyl east of Grand Drive in Raynes Park.[1][2][3]

Local Nature Reserves[edit]

Two sections of the East Pyl are nature reserves. Pyl Brook Local Nature Reserve is an area of 1.3 hectares between the brook and the back gardens of houses in Rutland Drive, Morden. It is also a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade II. In the mid-1980s the London Wildlife Trust adopted the site, but it is not on their list of reserves as of August 2015.[4][2] It has mature hawthorn and elm scrub, with areas of crack-willow, elder, blackthorn and bramble.[5][6][7] The entrance gate on a path which crosses the site is kept locked and there is no public access.

The brook also passes through Morden Park Local Nature Reserve.[2]


  1. ^ "London's rivers and streams resource" (PDF). Wildpro. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lower Pyl Brook". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Beverley Brook Information Pack" (PDF). Environment Agency. Spring 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pyl Brook Nature Reserve Management Plan 2001-2010" (PDF). The Wildlife Trusts. January 2001. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pyl Brook". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Map of Pyl Brook". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Find a nature reserve". London Wildlife Trust. 

Coordinates: 51°23′13″N 0°12′11″W / 51.387°N 0.203°W / 51.387; -0.203