Memorial Gardens, Walsall, West Midlands, England
Record Id: 3410
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Walsall Memorial Gardens were opened in 1952, having been designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe. The gardens are a memorial to the dead of the two World Wars and said to mark a significant stage in the evolution of Jellicoe's principles of design.
Brief history of site
The area south of St Matthew's church was at the heart of the medieval town of Walsall. Demolition south of the church in the mid-19th century and slum clearance in the 1930s left much of the area open. In 1947 Geoffrey Jellicoe was awarded a contract to design a scheme whereby the hilltop would be left open as a garden, to include a memorial to the town's war dead. The gardens opened in 1952.
Address: Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 3RD
Locality: West Midlands
West Midlands; Walsall
Historical County: Staffordshire
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal park for general public use.
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1952
Main period of development: Mid 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 2