In October 1911, the major part of the Scott estates was advertised for sale by auction. The West Bromwich Poor Law Guardians were successful in buying the principal lot of 557 acres, comprising Great Barr Hall and Park (including Merrions Wood, all six lodges and Park Farm) for the total sum of £28,000
Efforts were made in early years to sell off the Merrion's Wood portion of the Park, but no buyer was forthcoming. In the late 1940s, stewardship of the wood and associated land was placed in the hands of trustees to be administered as a public amenity.
Merrions Wood is managed by Walsall MBC and links two lodges of Great Barr Hall on the Walsall Road and Chapel Lane.