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Brief description of site

Rozelle Park is a public park in the centre of Ayr with a range of trees and planting. The former 19th-century parkland is devoted to sporting activities but some specimen trees remain. A nature trail leads through shelterbelt woodlands and there are ornamental ponds with mid-20th-century shrubberies around them.

Brief history of site

Rozelle House was built in 1754 for the Hamilton family, who owned the estate until the late-20th century. The designed landscape was laid out in the mid-19th century followed by more tree planting in the 1900s. In 1968 the family gifted the house and policies to the Royal Burgh of Ayr for recreational and cultural purposes. The house was converted to an art gallery shortly afterwards.

Location information:

Locality: Ayr

Local Authorities:

South Ayrshire; Ayr Doonfoot and Seafield

Historical County: Ayrshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 70 Grid Ref: NS338190
Latitude: 55.4366 Longitude: -4.62855

Directions:

Buses stop at the park gates. For details see:
http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/galleries/rozellehouse/location.aspx

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park, open daily 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: After 1754

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 32

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