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Brief description of site

West Bank Park is a public park which occupies the former site of the Backhouse nurseries. Features include woodland and tree belts. There is also open grassed lawns but little of the Backhouse nursery survives.

Brief history of site

West Bank Park was first created in the early-20th century. The Backhouse nurseries occupied the site from the 19th century.

Location information:

Address: Acomb Road

Locality: Holgate, York, North Yorkshire

Local Authorities:

York

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 105 Grid Ref: SE584512
Latitude: 53.9536 Longitude: -1.11156

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Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Site first created: 1900 to 1933

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8

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