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Brief description of site

A late-19th-century park laid out on the site of a former mid-19th-century public garden by Robert Marnock. The park has areas of semi-natural woodland added in the late 20th century.

A £3.464m restoration programme was completed in 2004 which restored many buildings and planting areas, paths, railings and included the construction of a playground.

Brief history of site

The park was officially opened on June 26 1882 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (Princess Alexandra).

Location information:

Address: St. Helens Road, Hastings, TN34 2LD

Locality: Hastings

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Hastings

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ814104
Latitude: 50.8647 Longitude: 0.576404

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Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Site first created: 1877 to 1882

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 48.6

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