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Brief description of site

Brenchley Gardens is a public park of 2 hectares (4.9 acres), laid out to the 1871 plans of Alexander McKenzie. Its features include a Victorian bandstand and a war memorial designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Brief history of site

Brenchley Gardens were presented to the town by Mr Julius Brenchley in 1873.

Location information:

Address: St Faith's Street, ME14 1JU

Locality: Maidstone

Local Authorities:

Kent; Maidstone

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 188 Grid Ref: TQ758560
Latitude: 51.276 Longitude: 0.51906

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see:
http://www.tour-maidstone.com/default.aspx?page=311

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1871 to 1873

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2

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