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Brief description of site

Features of Lightoaks Park include a drive, with lodge, leading from Claremont Road to a roughly circular site with the house (1855) on the western boundary. The site had been created from an area of apparent scrubland with a number of existing ponds or lakes one of which was retained as part of the designed layout surrounding the new house. The expanded site is now part of Lightoaks Park.

Brief history of site

Lightoaks Park has a house built in 1855 by Sir Benjamin Heywood, MP for South Lancashire, for his son Arthur.

Location information:

Address: Park Lane, Irlams O'Th'Height, M6 7RQ

Locality: Salford, Greater Manchester

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Salford

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SD793002
Latitude: 53.4981 Longitude: -2.31351

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1855

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 8

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