Bowling Park, Bradford, England
Record Id: 499
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 7TL
West Yorkshire; Bradford
Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire
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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
Site Size (Hectares): 20