Shroggs Park, Halifax, England
Record Id: 2975
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Shroggs Park, Lee Mount Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5BX
West Yorkshire; Calderdale; Ovenden
Historical County: Yorkshire
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Shroggs Park is a municipal park for general public use.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 9.7