Westwood, Salford (also known as Broadoak Park)6275

Salford, Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Brief Description

Westwood had a collection of buildings possibly associated with a house. This was linked with a garden or possibly a pleasure ground laid out on a formal, almost grid, plan. The site also included a large irregular-shaped lake leading off from or draining into the Bridgewater Canal. The site survives in part. All the buildings have been demolished, but the site remains open as Broadoak Park and is used as a miniature golf course.

History

By the late-19th-century the Eccles, Tyldesley and Wigan line ran close to the north-eastern boundary of the site which appeared to be being prepared for development. Broadoak Park, on the opposite side of the line (see separate entry) was also being developed.

Visitor Facilities

This site remains open as Broadoak Park, and is used as a miniature golf course.
Features
  • Canal
  • Description: Bridgewater Canal.
Lake
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This site remains open as Broadoak Park, and is used as a miniature golf course.
References

References

Contributors

  • Lancashire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit