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Brief description of site

Pearson Park is a public park with ornamental gardens, bowling greens, water features and statuary. The site covers some 11 hectares (8 hectares registered). Features include marble statues of Queen Victoria and Price Albert, a monolith commemorating Zachariah Charles Pearson, a small lake and an ornamental gateway.

Brief history of site

Pearson Park was the first public or people's park to be opened in Kingston upon Hull. Zachariah Charles Pearson provided the land in 1860 and James Craig Niven designed the park. It was opened in August 1861.

Location information:

Address: Beverley Road, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, HU5 2TG

Locality: Hull

Local Authorities:

Kingston upon Hull, City of; Avenue

Historical County: East Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 107 Grid Ref: TA 086 304
Latitude: 53.7587 Longitude: -0.354212

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily, from sunrise to sunset.

Visitor information:

Snack kiosk and toilets, parking on perimeter road.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1860 to 1861

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 11

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