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Brief description of site

Memorial Park remains largely consistent to the original 1920s park layout, comprising of lozenge shaped planting beds surrounding the centrally located War Memorial. The park's aesthetic value is both in the parks tree collection and setting, which includes long views towards the Wallace Monument. The Henderson Street boundary is planted up with ornamental Cherry trees which are much valued by the local community which includes students from nearby Stirling University campus.

Brief history of site

Memorial Park was gifted to the people of Bridge of Allan by local businessman and philanthropist Edmund Pullar to commemorate the fallen of World War 1. The original design and planting proposals were overseen by the head gardener at nearby Keir Estate, and consists of 35 different tree species surrounding the central War Memorial.

Location information:

Address: Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, FK9 4RQ

Locality: Stirling

Local Authorities:

Stirling; Logie

Historical County: Stirlingshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 57 Grid Ref: NS798972
Latitude: 56.1523 Longitude: -3.93656

Directions:

There are pedestrian entrances on Henderson Street and Keir Street.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1919 to 1923

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1.2

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