Roberts Park, Baildon, (also known as Saltaire Park and People's Park), Bradford, England
Record Id: 2896
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Roberts Park, Higher Coach Road, Baildon, BD17 7LU
West Yorkshire; Bradford; Baildon
Historical County: West Riding of Yorkshire
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Roberts Park is a municipal park, open daily 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: 1871
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 6