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Brief description of site

Wyndham is an early-20th-century park opened in 1924 as a World War 1 Memorial park that forms part of Grantham Riverside Walk by the River Witham. Features include the recreational field and playgrounds, paddling pool, bowling greens and tennis courts.

Brief history of site

In 1920 Dowager Lady Leconfield donated £1000 towards a memorial to perpetuate the memory of her son, Lieutenant the Honourable William Reginald Wyndham, 1st Life Guards killed in action November 1914, aged 38. Grantham Town Council elected to create the Wyndham World War 1 Memorial Park by changing the name of the town's Slate Mill Park and developing it as a memorial park. It was opened by Lady Leconfield in July 1924.

Location information:

Address: Manthorpe Road, Grantham, NG31 9BB

Locality: Grantham

Local Authorities:

Lincolnshire; South Kesteven

Historical County: Lincolnshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 128 Grid Ref: SK916365
Latitude: 52.9181 Longitude: -0.639111

Directions:

From Grantham town centre take the A607 going north for Lincoln, Wyndham Park is on the right at the corner of Manthorpe Rd and Belton Lane, with the River Witham flowing through.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open daily.

Visitor information:

Car Parking (limited)

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1924

Main period of development: 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 5

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