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Brief description of site

Stamford Park is a public park with four main access points. There is an oval central area with a path system linking the pavilions, club house and ponds. The layout has formal and informal elements, including serpentine walks.

Brief history of site

The 7th Earl of Stamford donated land for the park in 1878 and it was opened in 1880. The network of sinuous paths and the sports pitches were intended to encourage the people of Altrincham to take exercise. This reflected a growing trend to make provision for sports facilities in public parks.

Location information:

Address: Stamford Park Road, Altrincham, Trafford, WA15 9ER

Locality: Greater Manchester

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Trafford; Altrincham

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ773875
Latitude: 53.3839 Longitude: -2.34274

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

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): 6.5

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