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Brief description of site

Warley Park is a landscape park covering 40 hectares, laid out according to the designs of Humphry Repton, who produced a Red Book for the site in 1795. It is now a public park which includes a meadow and woodlands, and a golf course.

Brief history of site

In the early 1790s, Samuel Galton called in Humphry Repton to draw up plans to convert the existing system of fields into a fitting setting for a new house. In 1902, the site was purchased by the City of Birmingham, and was opened as a public park in 1906.

Location information:

Address: Warley Park, Warley, Smethwick, Birmingham, B67 5ED

Locality: Birmingham

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Sandwell; Old Warley

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP012859
Latitude: 52.471 Longitude: -1.98376

Directions:

3 miles west of Birmingham city centre, north of the A456 Harborne Road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is an open space for general public use. It is administered by a community trust.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 40

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