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Brief description of site

Padgate Memorial Park is a recreation ground which features a war memorial to the fallen of World War 1. This takes the form of an obelisk on a stepped base, the whole topped by an orb.

Brief history of site

William Bennett, who came from Padgate, gave the ground to the village in commemoration of the peace of 1918/19.

Location information:

Address: Blackbrook Avenue, Padgate, Cheshire, WA2 0NX

Locality: Warrington

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ628902
Latitude: 53.4073 Longitude: -2.56104

Key information:

Form of site: park

Purpose of site: recreation ground

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1919

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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