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Part/component area of: Spa Gardens

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Brief description of site

The Pump Room Gardens is one of several public parks in Leamington Spa, linked by a riverside walk along the River Leam. These parks and gardens are known as the Spa Gardens. Surviving historic features include the footpaths and overall layout; bandstand; pedestrian bridge over the River Leam (York Bridge); Royal Pump Room and Baths (now a library, art gallery & museum); and Linden Walk.

Brief history of site

In 1808 the landowner Bertie Greatheed formed a partnership with Warwick businessmen to develop a new town on his land focused on a Pump Room, opened in 1814, alongside which the Pump Room Gardens were laid out. The Pump Room and Gardens were bought by the Local Board of Health in 1868, and soon after free access to the latter was granted.

Location information:

Address: Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Locality: Leamington Spa

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Warwick; Royal Leamington

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 151 Grid Ref: SP317656
Latitude: 52.2876 Longitude: -1.53669

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1808 to 1814

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2.2

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