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Brief description of site

Victoria Park, Tunstall, was laid out on the site of former mine workings. It was constructed over a period of about 10 years and opened in 1908. There are bowling greens, tennis courts and a boating lake, as well as various buildings including a clock tower.

Brief history of site

Tunstall Urban District Council purchased 14 hectares of industrially blighted land adjacent to Station Road for the construction of a public park and a new road. The first sod was turned by the Chief Bailiff on 22 June 1897. The scheme for converting the former mine-workings into a public park was devised by the Surveyor to Tunstall Urban District Council, Absalom Reade Wood. Features continued to be added to the park in the early years of the 20th century, and by 1914 the park had essentially assumed its final form.

Location information:

Address: Victoria Park, Victoria Park Road, Tunstall, ST6 6ED

Locality: Stoke-on-Trent

Local Authorities:

Stoke-on-Trent; Tunstall

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 118 Grid Ref: SJ866516
Latitude: 53.0615 Longitude: -2.2014

Directions:

The park can be accessed from Victoria Park Road.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park, open daily 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: 1897 to 1914

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8.5

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