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Hyde Park, Greater Manchester

Introduction

Hyde Park had a house and grounds, but is now a public park to the east of Park Road. There were open fields to the southern boundary, with Clarendon Road beyond. There is a railway along the north-eastern boundary, and a housing development off Lodge Lane to the north-west. The lodge is on Park Road. The site was originally part of the Newton Lodge estate, which was purchased by James Ashton in around 1620. The house is roughly in the centre of the site. There is a pleasure ground, with the site sloping down to a stream running through woods along the southern boundary. The site remains extant, and the path system has been greatly extended.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.tameside.gov.uk/parks

Owners

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6DL
History

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Features

  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The site was originally part of the Newton Lodge estate, which was purchased by James Ashton in around 1620. The house is roughly in the centre of the site.
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  • Bowling Green
  • Path
  • Description: The path system has been greatly extended.
  • Garden Building
  • Description: A new art gallery replaced Newton Lodge in 1939. This was built with a donation of #6,000 given by Sir John Bayley.
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Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

10

Open to the public

Yes

Electoral Ward

Hyde Newton

References

References

Contributors

  • Cheshire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit