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Brief description of site

The features of the memorial garden and public open space include a sunken amphitheatre, pier, moorings, wide lawns, flowering fruit trees and fountains. The gardens also include two stainless steel gateways, designed by Anthony Robinson, depicting flying swans.

Brief history of site

A public open space was created here in 1897. It was designated as a memorial garden to World War 1 in 1924. The area was redeveloped in 2003 and is now more a public park than memorial garden.

Location information:

Address: Church Road, Ashford, TN23 1PL

Locality: Kent

Local Authorities:

Kent; Ashford

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 189 Grid Ref: TR013425
Latitude: 51.1464 Longitude: 0.87662

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1897 to 1924

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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