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Brief description of site

Sutton Park was originally a medieval hunting park, and became a public park in 1528. It is a natural countryside park, and includes woodlands, heathlands and wetlands. There is a range of leisure facilities including walks, golf courses and a fishing lake. The park occupies about 970 hectares (900 hectares registered).

Brief history of site

Sutton Park was first enclosed as a medieval deer park in the 12th century. It became a public park in 1528. In the 18th and 19th centuries it became the base for a range of industrial processes, and in the 20th century was re-landscaped for leisure activities. The area also contains substantial prehistoric, Roman and medieval archaeological remains.

Location information:

Address: Sutton Park, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B74 2YT

Locality: Birmingham

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP099970
Latitude: 52.5707 Longitude: -1.85536

Directions:

West of Sutton Coldfield, off A452.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site, open daily from 10am. It closes at 7pm in summer, 4.30pm in winter.

Visitor information:

Parking. Visitor Centre. WCs. Dogs allowed under control. Play areas. Refreshments.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 970

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