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Brief description of site

Gheluvelt Park was opened in 1922. Its entrance is marked by a triumphal arch. There is a bandstand in a lake. A row of houses along its northern edge was built in 1919 as sheltered housing for disabled servicemen.

Brief history of site

The site of the park was taken over from Barbourne College, which itself occupied the former park of Barbourne House. The name of the park commemorates the action of the second battalion of the Worcester Regiment at Gheluvelt, Belgium in October 1914. The row of houses was built in 1919. The park was opened to the public in 1922 by Field Marshal Sir John French, Earl of Ypres.

Location information:

Address: Barbourne Road, Worcester, WR3 7LB

Local Authorities:

Worcestershire; Worcester

Historical County: Worcestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 150 Grid Ref: SO843565
Latitude: 52.2065 Longitude: -2.23116


In Worcester city centre.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open daily.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1919 to 1922

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.92

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