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Brief description of site

Victoria Park dates from the late-19th century. The park contains two war memorials, one designed by Edwin Lutyens. There is also a bowling green and various sports pitches.

Brief history of site

The park was originally part of the South Field of Leicester, which was enclosed in the 19th century. From the late-18th and most of 19th century, the site of Victoria Park was a racecourse. Victoria Park laid out 1883, extending south and south-west from London Road.

Location information:

Locality: Leicestershire

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Leicestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SK597031
Latitude: 52.6224 Longitude: -1.11955

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site, 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: 1883

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 35

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