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Subject: "Municipal Parks and Gardens"
Type of content: "Historic sites"
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Historic sites (16)
Leamington Spa (5)
Parks and Gardens (16)
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Industrial Age (11)
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Abbey Croft, public space, Polesworth
1 2 Abbey croft public open space recorded by Lovie in 1997 contains the remains of Polesworth Abbey and associated features. Noted by Lovie as an important area in the ...
Public open space identified by Jonathan Lovie in 1997. Contains remains of Polesworth Abbey; churchyard, vicarage and former Abbey gatehouse. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.
Abbey Fields public park, Kenilworth
1 2 Abbey Fields, public park, Kenilworth. Lovie reports that there is little designed landscape apart from lime avenues in adjoining churchyard and samll lake. Also a swimming pool at time ...
Public Park with simple park features and swimming pool.Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.
Riversley Park, Nuneaton
12 Riversley Park, Nuneaton. Park on ground adjacent to the river Anker given to the town by an Alderman in 1907. Laid out with a series of tree-lined walks, a bandstand, ...
Park adjacent to river Anker with bandstand, serpentine paths and shrubbery. Recommended for inclusion on the Local List by Lovie.
1 2 Horton Crescent, Rugby. Lovie reports an oval of grass where roads converge from the W and N. Grass enclosed by low holly hedge. Regular planting of lime around edge ...
Oval grass enclosed by low holly hedge and lime trees around edge of site. Designed urban space and setting for surrounding mid and late 19th century villas and houses. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.
Recreation Ground, Hillmorton Road, Rugby
1 Recreation ground, Hillmorton Road, Rugby. Opened 1874 and developed with park features in 1886 including a bandstand (survives), fountain and urns (not surviving).Ornamental planting to N, boundary walks to E ...
Rugby's first park opened 1874. Bandstand, War Memorial gates, boundary planting to E,W and N. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.
Rugby School - The Close, Rugby
1 Rugby School – The Close, Rugby. Lovie reports this area, formerly the site of grange and manor house of Rugby, was developed as a pleasure ground/playing field c. 1810 – ...
Open area developed as pleasure ground/playing field for Rugby School c. 1810 - 1815. Recommended for inclusion on Register/Local List by Lovie.
Miners' Welfare Park, Bedworth
12 Miners’ Welfare Park, Bedworth. Public park to south of town on reclaimed colliery land, opened c. 1925. Park extended at later date. Formal area at North end: lawns, ...
Public park with northern formal area and playing fields and sports facilities to south. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie.
New River Walk, Leamington Spa
1 2 New River Walk, Leamington Spa. Lovie reports that this riverside walk, with tree planting on the South bank fo the river, was laid out in 1862 as part of ...
Riverside walk on South bank of riverl with tree planting.
Pump Room gardens, Leamington Spa
1 2 Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa. Lovie reports an area of sunken lawn with walks, tree/shrubbery and walks and was the first public open space in Leamington (1814) formed as ...
First public open space in Leamington (1814). Walks, lawn and tree/shrubbery planting. Recommended for addition to Register by Lovie. Recommended Listed Building Status for cast-rion arches by Lovie.
Ranelagh Gardens/Cullis' Nursery, Leamington Spa
1 2 Ranelagh Gardens/ Cullis’ Nursery, Leamington Spa. Lovie reports that the Ranelagh Pleasrue Gardens and Exotic Nursery were opened in 1811 as the spa’s first public pleasure grounds. Sold in ...
Opened in 1811 as the Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens and Exotic Nursery; the spa's first public pleasure gardens. Closed c 1860. site redeveloped.
St. Nicholas Park, Warwick
1 2 St. Nicholas Park, Warwick. Lovie reports that the site was acquired by the Borough Council in 1928 when the common rights over the meadow were extinguished. Park opened in ...
Site on former St. Nicholas meadow. Formal paths and bedding areas to west, less formal area to east beyond St. John's brook. Recommended for inclusion on Local List by Lovie
Victoria park, public park, Leamington Spa
1 2 Victoria park, public park, Leamington Spa. Lovie reports that Victoria park was opened by the Corporation in 1897. The area had a long history of use for recreational purposes. ...
Public park opened 1897. Incorporates New River Walk.
York Promenade, Leamington Spa
1 2 York Promenade, Leamington Spa. Lovie states that land originally used as nursery gardens. Riverside walk formed in 1893 on south bank of river with underpass through Adelaide Bridge to ...
Riverside walk with trees and planting on south bank of river Leam. Linked to Victoria Park by underpass.
Bancroft Gardens, Stratford
1 Area of open ground adjoining canal wharves and River Avon. Forms setting for Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Memorial, Charter Fountain, and Clopton Bridge. Simple treatment, trees and bedding. Recommended ...
Bancroft Gardens, a public park in which the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is located. The gardens were originally created during the Post Medieval period. They are situated in the centre of Stratford upon Avon.
Avonbank gardens, Southern Lane, Stratford
1 Avon Bank gardens contain features of 18th century origin (notably the Grade II Listed orangery), but principally consist of the remains of mid 19th century villa gardens associated with ...
Avon Bank Gardens which were created in the Imperial period. The gardens included an orangery, now a brass rubbing centre. Most of the remaining garden features were associated with the 1866 house, now demolished. The gardens are located in Southern Lane, Stratford.
Caldecott Public Park
1 2 Caldecott Park, Rugby. Land acquired in 1904. Park established in 1904 on land formerly belonging to Rugby Lodge. House demoisehd c. 1910. The site was extended northwards to provide ...
Park established 1904 with with walks, bandstand, spinney, formal bedding on site of pool, mature trees, rock garden.Recommended for inclusion in Local List. Also recommended Listed Building Status for gatepiers and wrought-iron gates.
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