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Brief description of site

Dorchester Borough Gardens are public gardens laid out about 1895 in a picturesque style by William Goldring, who also superintended the planting. The gardens occupy about 4 hectares.

Brief history of site

Plans for laying out the new park were commissioned from William Goldring (1854-1919), and were implemented by the Borough Surveyor, G J Hunt, who was also responsible for designing ornamental wrought-iron gates for the park. The park was officially opened on 30 July 1896.

Location information:

Address: Borough Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RE

Locality: Dorset

Local Authorities:

Dorset; West Dorset; Dorchester

Historical County: Dorset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 194 Grid Ref: SY689905
Latitude: 50.7133 Longitude: -2.44185


Dorchester town centre

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

These are public gardens, open all year from dawn till dusk.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Site first created: 1895 to 1896

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4

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