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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.

Location information:

Address: Leeman Road, York, YO26 4ZF

Locality: York

Local Authorities:


Historical County: North Riding of Yorkshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 105 Grid Ref: SE597519
Latitude: 53.9598 Longitude: -1.09162

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

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