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Brief description of site

Egerton Lodge is a Grade II listed building, now a nursing home. The terrace and gardens around it belong to the Borough Council, and have been developed as memorial gardens. The significant memorial feature of the gardens is the terrace, which features commemorative plaques. The terrace was restored in 2008. There are also two island beds in the shape of the Victoria Cross.

Brief history of site

The ornamental gardens have been developed as a memorial site since they were acquired by the town estate in 1929.

Location information:

Address: Egerton Lodge, Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0UD

Locality: Melton Mowbray

Local Authorities:

Leicestershire; Melton; Melton Egerton

Historical County: Leicestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 129 Grid Ref: SK750192
Latitude: 52.7652 Longitude: -0.889913

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: commemorative

Site first created: After 1929

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

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