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This site has the following component area(s):

Mill Gardens

Victoria Park, Leamington

Jephson Gardens

Pump Room Gardens


Brief description of site

The Spa Gardens in Leamington Spa comprise several gardens and parks linked by a riverside walk, laid out along the River Leam between 1814 and 1903. The gardens include the Pump Room Gardens, Mill Gardens, Victoria Park and Jephson Gardens. Jephson and Mill Gardens together have won a Green Flag and a Green Heritage award.

Brief history of site

In 1808 a landowner named Bertie Greatheed formed a partnership with Warwick businessmen to develop a new town on his land focused on a Pump Room, opened in 1814, alongside which the Pump Room Gardens were laid out. In 1862 the Local Board of Health created the New River Walk, which was extended to the Pump Room Gardens after 1875. Land was acquired for Victoria Park as a 'people's park' after 1896. The final component of Spa Gardens, Mill Gardens, opened in 1903.

Location information:

Locality: Royal Leamington Spa

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Warwick; Royal Leamington

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP316656
Latitude: 52.2876 Longitude: -1.53816

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

These are municipal parks for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1814 to 1903

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 20

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