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Brief description of site

A public park, now occupying 78 hectares, laid out by Alexander McKenzie and opened in 1873.

Brief history of site

The park around the palace was opened in 1863, but the palace itself was not opened until 1873. It burnt down after only 16 days, but was re-built and re-opened in 1875. Many new features were added to the park at this time.

Location information:

Address: Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

Locality: Muswell Hill

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Haringey

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ297900
Latitude: 51.5939 Longitude: -0.128991


Station - Alexandra Palace
Tube station - Wood Green

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Visitor information:

Public park. Boating lake

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1863 to 1875

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 78

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