Accommodation at Morden College

The Charity has two sites that sit adjacent to the Heath at Blackheath, and one in Beckenham, in south-east London. All sites are in easy (walking distance) of shops, pubs and restaurants (and Blackheath has a lovely village atmosphere). Our flats are situated in residences that sit in beautiful, secure and quiet grounds. Purpose-built, and with all modern amenities (including parking spaces for drivers), these flats offer our beneficiaries the chance to continue to live independently, but knowing that care is on hand should it be needed (a vital reassurance for family members). And if independent living is no longer viable, we offer domiciliary care (for beneficiaries living in Blackheath), and residential care, all within the same familiar surroundings.

The Quadrangle

The building that started it all back in 1695, The ‘Quad’ offers 34 ‘cloistered’ flats for independent living for single people. For beneficiaries offered one of these flats, independent life almost takes on that of a hotel resident; cleaning, laundry and food are provided by the Charity, as is free wifi. These flats have no cooking facilities so Quad beneficiaries (all with fascinating stories to tell of a life well lived) eat in the airy breakfast room or the magnificent dining room, hung with tapestries and ornate drapes. Diners are well fed here (guests or family can of course join them), the room watched over by the Charity’s founding benefactor, Sir John Morden, along with his wife, Dame Susan, both richly portrayed in oil.

Alexander Court

Added in 2016, Alexander Court sits within the main Blackheath site, but with its own street frontage on Kidbrooke Grove, and offers 30 independent-living flats for individuals and couples. A thoroughly modern triple-interconnected block of flats with all the mod cons, Alexander Court also houses a well-equipped gym and large community sitting room, complete with grand piano and books aplenty. All flats feature en-suite facilities, spacious kitchens and generous living space, with plenty of natural light and (for those with a westerly aspect) glorious views over the magnificent grounds.

Ralph Perring Court

Featuring a modern blend of brick and timber construction, the 101 flats at Ralph Perring Court, our Beckenham site, offer a real community feel and independent living. A convenient, regular bus service just outside the main entrance takes you into Bromley town centre, and the GP Surgery is also only a few minutes away by bus, while there are excellent shops, restaurants and amenities in Beckenham a mile away. We run a bus service between Ralph Perring Court and our Blackheath sites, and there are good train links from both areas that run regularly into central London. Ralph Perring Court also features ample secure car parking spaces for those who are still driving.

Wells Court

Built in 1966, and fully refurbished in 2008, Wells Court features 20 delightful flats for independent living, with wonderful panoramic views across the ‘village green’ towards Cullum Welch Court. Echoing the Baroque style of the original Wren-designed building, with its large and airy sash windows and colanaded balcony, Wells Court offers a real village-within-a-village sense of community and togetherness. It also contains parking spaces for those independent beneficiaries who still drive.

Broadbridge Close

In its own secured, gated, landscaped gardens, Broadbridge Close is just a stone’s throw from the Blackheath Royal Standard and a few minutes from the main Blackheath site. Nestling around a central village green, replete with ancient horse chestnut tree and putting lawn, the 32 flats offer independent living for both singles and couples, plus a guest flat for use by visitors. Within the site sits an IT-equipped clubhouse with kitchen, laundry and TV, plus plenty of space to entertain if you fancy throwing a party! Within walking distance is a full range of shops and local amenities, including M&S, a newsagent, library, bank and post office, plus convenient bus links to Blackheath station just a mile away.

Montague Graham Court

Eight spacious flats in two separate residences on the edge of the main Blackheath site offer independent living for couples. Blackheath station and local shops, bars and restaurants are a 15-minute walk away, but within moments you have the full spectrum of Morden College’s many facilities available to you. The flats come with private parking spaces, for those who are still driving, and if you fancy a walk, the Heath is literally on your doorstep.

Peter Saunders Court

Sitting in an imposing, beautiful Edwardian brick and timber home sit 11 flats for both singles and couples who wish to retain their independence while still having access to the multitude of benefits on the main Blackheath site (just a couple of minutes away). A guest flat is also available to family members or friends who have too far to travel to make it here and back in a day, or perhaps who want to make more of their visit to see you. Blackheath’s wide array of shops and restaurants on the other side of the Heath is barely more than a 15-minute walk (Gail’s Bakery is a particularly popular artisan coffee-shop-cum-cafe), and transport links will whisk you into central London in no time.

Graham Court

In its own landscaped gardens adjacent to the main Blackheath site on Kidbrooke Grove sits Graham Court, a two-building purpose-built selection of 21 flats for couples and singles living independently under the Morden College umbrella. Cross the road and within moments you’re through the gate to Alexander Court and onto the main site with all the facilities that offers (such as bar, gym, dining room, social club, library, chapel and extensive grounds). Keep going through the site, down the driveway and you’re onto the Heath, a few minutes away from the shops and station.

Cullum Welch Court

Cullum Welch Court is a self-contained 60-bed residential care home with full-time nursing care and a generous staffing ratio. It offers residential, nursing and dementia care on a 24/7 basis. Built in 1971, extensively remodelled in 2005 and registered with the Care Quality Commission, Cullum Welch Court offers private and secure accommodation in single rooms, all with en-suite facilities, wi-fi and views of our award-winning gardens. Our highly qualified and trained staff include registered nurses, healthcare assistants, activity staff, housekeepers, caterers and an in-house physiotherapist, along with an in-house salon and hairdresser.

Admissions Information

The Charity will not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, creed, sexual orientation, or religion; we welcome applications from single people, married couples or those in partnerships. Qualifying individuals, or their next of kin, can apply to the Charity for accommodation in a flat for independent living. Once an individual has been accepted into the Charity as a ‘resident beneficiary’ they are automatically eligible to use all services, including those in our residential care home, after an assessment of the need for care has been made by our qualified staff.