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Grove Park, Weston-Super-Mare, garden of fragrance


Brief description of site

Grove Park is a municipal park on the site of a late-17th century house and grounds. The registered area covers some 3 hectares. The park's boundaries are formed by stone walls, brick walls, fences and hedges. The site slopes steeply towards the south-west, giving views across the park and town to the bay.

Brief history of site

Grove House became the property of the Pigott family in 1696. The park was their private garden. Weston developed from a small village in the early-19th century to a resort town by the late-19th century. With this came pressure for the provision of public gardens. The Grove was acquired for the town in 1890. Conversion of the site to a public park was undertaken by A E Collins, and was completed by 20 June 1891 when Grove Park was opened to the public. In 1922, a war memorial and associated formal gardens were constructed in the park.

Location information:

Address: Grove Park, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2QJ

Local Authorities:

North Somerset; Weston-super-Mare

Historical County: Somerset

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 182 Grid Ref: ST319619
Latitude: 51.3521 Longitude: -2.97929

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: local government office

Site first created: Before 1696

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8.5

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