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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.

Location information:

Address: King Cross Street, Halifax, HX1 1EB

Locality: West Yorkshire

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Calderdale

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE085248
Latitude: 53.7195 Longitude: -1.87267

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People's Park is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5.5

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