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Brief description of site

Shroggs Park is a public park opened in 1881. Features include a pond, mature evergreen planting, a network of informal paths, a gothic drinking fountain and woodland paths.

Brief history of site

On 22nd November 1872, Colonel Edward Akroyd, a leading business man and benefactor, promised to build Shrogg's Park in Halifax. The land was leased, and building commenced from 1873. The final layout of the Park featured over 60,000 trees and shrubs; a fountain basin; a handsome, ornamental drinking fountain; striking bedding out displays and a shelter pavilion. On the 23rd June, 1881, the Park was officially opened to the public.

Location information:

Address: Shroggs Park, Lee Mount Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5BX

Locality: Halifax

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Calderdale; Ovenden

Historical County: Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE083262
Latitude: 53.7321 Longitude: -1.87567

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Opening contact details:

Shroggs Park is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: urban park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1872 to 1881

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 9.7

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