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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.

Location information:

Address: Gee Cross, Greater Manchester, SK14 5LR

Locality: Greater Manchester

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Tameside; Hyde Werneth

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ959935
Latitude: 53.4383 Longitude: -2.06318

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 80

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