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Brief description of site

Victoria Park is a public green space with open grassy areas and lines and belts of trees. A small stream runs through the park with a disused children's bathing pool in it.

Brief history of site

The park was opened in 1898 on land donated by the Earl of Spencer. At that time it was half the present size. Further land was acquired from the Earl in 1910 and 1911.

Location information:

Locality: Northampton

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; Northampton

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP745608
Latitude: 52.2404 Longitude: -0.910376

Directions:

The park is situated less than a mile from the city centre in the St James' End district.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: public park

Site first created: After 1898

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 6.5

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