War Memorial Gardens, York, York, England
Record Id: 8702
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Brief description of site
This garden is in the centre of York, adjacent to the railway station. It features a substantial war memorial of Portland stone designed by Edwin Lutyens. Broad steps at the base provide a space for the laying of wreaths. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees and wrought iron gates.
Brief history of site
The garden was opened on June 24th, 1925, originally commemorating the fallen of World War 1. It now forms a memorial to both World Wars and the Korean War.
Address: Leeman Road, York, YO26 4ZF
Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire
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Form of site: memorial garden
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: commemorative
Site first created: 1925
Main period of development: Early 20th century