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Brief description of site

Corporation Park is a public park which was laid out by William Henderson, and opened in 1857 for the people of Blackburn. The park gained a Green Flag Award in 2007. Occupying about 18 hectares, it has sports and play facilities and a Garden of Remembrance. This garden is Blackburn's main war memorial and can be found just inside the main entrance arch.

Brief history of site

The land was purchased in 1855, and the park was opened to the public in 1857, having cost a total of £14,701.

Location information:

Address: Corporation Park, Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB1 8BF

Locality: Blackburn

Local Authorities:

Blackburn with Darwen

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 103 Grid Ref: SD674288
Latitude: 53.7545 Longitude: -2.4959


Less than a mile from the town centre on the A677 to Preston.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park open daily for general public use.

Visitor information:

Sports and play facilities.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1857

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 18

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