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Brief description of site

This recreation ground has an uncertain future, outline planning permission having been granted to build on the site.

Brief history of site

Playing fields and a pavilion were opened in 1926, commemorating lost from Birkenhead Institute who lost their lives in World War 1. Poplar trees (no longer extant) and memorial gates were added in 1933. Following the closure of the school in 1995, the land went into private ownership, and outline planning permission was granted to build houses. This is currently under review.

Location information:

Address: Ingleborough Road, Prenton, Merseyside, CH42 6QX

Locality: Prenton

Local Authorities:

Merseyside; Wirral; Prenton

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 108 Grid Ref: SJ316867
Latitude: 53.3727 Longitude: -3.02954

Key information:

Form of site: park

Purpose of site: playing field

Context or principal building: commemorative

Site first created: 1926

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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