Stonefield Park 4879

Stafford, England, Staffordshire, Stafford

Brief Description

Stonefield Park is a 19th-century public park with formal flower beds, shrubs, trees, lawn tennis courts, bowling green, pavilion and bandstand.

History

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/static/page5069.htm

Detailed Description

The 19th-century park incorporated formal flower beds, shrubs, trees, lawn tennis courts, bowling green, pavilion and bandstand. All remain in excellent condition except the bandstand (date of removal unknown). Today, the park also features children's play equipment and a small aviary.

Features
Lawn, Flower Bed, Tree Feature, Bowling Green, Pavilion
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/static/page5069.htm
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Stone
History

Detailed History

The land was part of Stone Common Field. By the enclosure award of 1801, part of this field was to 'be enjoyed in common by occupiers of houses in Stone, Meaford and Oulton'. By the late 19th century it was known as 'Wakes Field', and was the property of Joules Brewery.

Stone Urban District Council purchased 2.6 acres in 1921, allowing the public park to be designed. The park was laid out with formal flower beds, shrubs, trees, lawn tennis courts, bowling green, pavilion and bandstand, and officially opened on 24 March 1928.

References

Contributors

  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust