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Brief description of site

Ashton Gardens is a public park, laid out between 1914 and 1916 to a design by F. Harrison of Lytham St Annes. Pulham and Sons carried out the construction.
The gardens, which occupy about 5 hectares, retain many original features, including a ladies' bowls pavilion and a war memorial.

Brief history of site

Ashton Gardens were created in the late-19th-century as an attraction for visitors. The site was originally called St George's Gardens but the name was changed after Lord Ashton purchased the gardens for the town in 1914.
The gardens were laid out in their present form between 1914 and 1916. In 1916 they were formally opened to the public.
In 2007 the council received a grant of almost £1.5 million to restore and remodel the gardens.

Location information:

Address: Ashton Gardens, Clifton Drive North, St Anne's, Fylde, Lancashire, FY8 2AW

Locality: Lytham St Annes

Local Authorities:

Lancashire; Fylde

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 102 Grid Ref: SD 320290
Latitude: 53.7529 Longitude: -3.03275

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1914 to 1916

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5

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