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Brief description of site

Roberts Park is a public park designed by William Gay. It was opened in 1871 as part of the planned layout for Saltaire model industrial town developed between 1850 and 1876. Restoration funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund was completed in April 2010.

Brief history of site

Saltaire was laid out by Lockwood & Mawson as a model town around Salts Mill during the years 1851-71. The park was one of the last parts of the town to be completed. James Roberts, the manager of Salts Mill, presented it to the City of Bradford in 1920 from which time it was called Roberts Park.

Location information:

Address: Roberts Park, Higher Coach Road, Baildon, BD17 7LU

Locality: Bradford

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Bradford; Baildon

Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE138383
Latitude: 53.8408 Longitude: -1.79176

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Opening contact details:

Roberts Park 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: 1871

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 6

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