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Brief description of site

The Memorial Gardens, commemorating the dead of World War 1, are early 20th-century gardens laid out on land donated by Sir Jesse Boot. They lie on the Victoria Embankment of the River Trent and incorporate the city's war memorial in the form of an arch and terrace.

Brief history of site

The earthworks of Victoria Embankment were constructed between 1898 and 1901. The adjacent Meadows Recreation Ground was opened in May 1906. A further area of land was bought in 1920 by Sir Jesse Boot and donated to the Corporation of Nottingham to be preserved as open space and a memorial site in perpetuity. The Memorial Gardens were laid out by Mr J. Parker, the Superintendent of the Nottingham Public Parks Committee, and opened in 1927.

Location information:

Address: Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, NG2 2LA

Local Authorities:

Nottingham

Historical County: Nottinghamshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 192 Grid Ref: SK578378
Latitude: 52.9345 Longitude: -1.1415

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The Memorial Gardens are a public open space.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1898 to 1927

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2.7

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