Ashcombe Park, Weston-super-Mare 156

England

Brief Description

Ashcombe Park is a municipal park opened in 1902. It consists primarily of grassland with a perimeter belt and central clump. There is also a 1950s children's yachting pool and a 1960s pitch-and-putt.

History

The park was purchased between 1886 and 1888 and opened in 1902.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Detailed Description

Ashcombe Park is a rectangular area on a slope rising towards Worlebury Hill. The park is crossed by well-made paths. It is mainly grassland with trees around the edge. There are also groups of mature trees, including a large central copse.

To the south of the park there are two bowling greens and a pavilion, a playing field and a putting green. The water works stand along the southern edge of the park.

The park is well maintained by the local authority.

Description checked by the Avon Gardens Trust 22/5/2012.

Features
  • Bowling Green
  • Description: There are two bowling greens.
  • Bowling Green Pavilion
  • Description: Pavilion associated with the bowling green
  • Pond
  • Description: Children's yachting pool.
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal park for general public use.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Weston-super-Mare
History

Detailed History

In the late 19th century Weston's first piped water supply came from the springs at the site of Ashcombe Park. The park itself, once part of Ashcombe Farm Estate, was purchased in connection with the waterworks between 1886 and 1888. It was opened to the public in 1902.

A children's yachting pool was opened in the 1950s and in April 1966 a pitch-and-putt course was opened on an area which had been allotments.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

References

  • {Weston Mercury} (Weston-Super-Mare: Weston Mercury, 1966)Weston Mercury

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust

  • E.J. Spiller

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