People's Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Record Id: 2609
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
People's Park is a public park of around 5.5 hectares laid out in 1856 by Sir Joseph Paxton and Edward Milner and opened in 1857. It was donated by the local manufacturer Sir Francis Crossley. After a period of decline the park has recently (from 1995) undergone restoration.
Brief history of site
Sir Frances Crossley presented the land to the town, and commissioned Sir Joseph Paxton to lay it out as a park in 1856.
Address: King Cross Street, Halifax, HX1 1EB
Locality: West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire; Calderdale
Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire
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People's Park is a municipal park for general public use.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1856 to 1857
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 5.5