Oxford Park 6432

Tameside, Greater Manchester, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

Oxford Park is a public park bounded by Stockport Road to the north, Pottinger Street to the west and Oxford Street, football ground, canal and railway tracks to the south. The site is shown as open space surrounded by mills and housing in 1848 and 1895. The site remains extant.

History

Hugh Mason, the owner of the Oxford Mills, provided houses for his workers. He also provided an institute consisting of a library, bath house and swimming pool, and a recreation ground, which may be the origin of Oxford Park.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.tameside.gov.uk/parks
Features
  • Bowling Green
  • Description: There are two bowling greens.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

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

References

Contributors

  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit