Garden of Remembrance, Werneth Low Country Park, Greater Manchester, England
Record Id: 8709
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The site features Hyde's main war memorial, an obelisk on a stepped plinth. The country park has views across Manchester and the Pennines. There is also a visitor centre.
Brief history of site
With funds raised by public subscription, Hyde's War Memorial Committee bought Lower Higham Farm and its lands. The land and farm are now held in trust as a memorial to the 710 men of the area who gave their lives in World War 1. The site was opened as a country park by H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester on June 9th, 1980.
Address: Gee Cross, Greater Manchester, SK14 5LR
Locality: Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester; Tameside; Hyde Werneth
Historical County: Cheshire
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Form of site: garden of remembrance
Purpose of site: country park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1920 to 1921
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 80