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Brief description of site

Stoney Road Allotments are all that remain of several areas of detached town gardens laid out in what was once Cheylesmore Park. They were created in the mid- to late-19th century for ornamental and productive use and function as allotments today (2008).

Brief history of site

The site of the Stoney Road Allotments, also known as Park Gardens, lay within Cheylesmore Park. The gardens appear to have been commenced shortly after 1853, and by 1887 the northern half of the site had been laid out as small gardens enclosed by hedges and divided by tracks and secondary walks. In July 1935 the City Council acquired Stoney Road Allotments, then known as Cheylesmore Estate Allotments, from Mr A Robinson for £1100.

Location information:

Locality: Coventry

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Coventry

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP334779
Latitude: 52.3981 Longitude: -1.51055

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: allotment

Context or principal building: agriculture and subsistence

Site first created: 1853

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5

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