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Brief description of site

Bowling Park is a public park which is adjacent to Bolling Hall. Features include woodland, topiary, and recreation grounds. The irregularly shaped site lies on sloping ground, rising to the south-east. Paths follow gentle gradients around the site with gently undulating open areas between.

Brief history of site

Competitive plans for a new public park were invited in March 1878 and those of Kershaw & Hepworth of Brighouse were accepted in June of that year. However, the design of the park as executed was substantially different to the plans. Bowling Park was opened in 1880. Some features were added in the early-20th century.

Location information:

Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 7TL

Local Authorities:

West Yorkshire; Bradford

Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 104 Grid Ref: SE172311
Latitude: 53.776 Longitude: -1.74049

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1878 to 1880

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 20

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