Victoria Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Record Id: 3380
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Historical County: Leicestershire
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal site, 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: 1883
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 35