Wellington Park, Taunton, England
Record Id: 3455
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Wellington Park is an Edwardian public garden of 1.82 hectares, laid out by FW Meyer, landscape gardener for Messrs R Veitch and Sons of Exeter.
Brief history of site
In March 1902 a committee was appointed by Wellington Urban District Council to examine ways in which land for the creation of a public park or recreation ground could be obtained. The Council received a letter from Joseph Fox of Messrs Fox Bros & Co., offering to donate to the town not only 1.6 hectares of ground including the Beech Grove, but also to lay it out at the company's expense as a public park. Fox Bros appointed Robert Veitch & Sons of Exeter to design and lay out the park, the landscape scheme being provided by F W Meyer. The park was opened to the public at a ceremony held on 2 May 1903.
Address: Wellington Park, Taunton Deane, TA21 8NG
Somerset; Taunton Deane; Wellington
Historical County: Somerset
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal park, open daily from 8 am 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: 1902 to 1903
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1.82