Whitaker Park 5357

Rawtenstall, England, Lancashire, Rossendale

Brief Description

Whitaker Park features include a playground, a fountain and a bandstand.

History

Whitaker Park was created in the early-20th century as a public recreation park.

Detailed Description

Upon Whitaker Park's creation in the early-20th century, a boys and girls playground was created. Other features of the recreation park were small lakes, rocky cascades, a fountain, bandstand and gymnasium.
Features
  • Ornamental Fountain
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  • Bandstand
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  • Cascade
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History

Detailed History

Richard Whitaker bought Oak Mill Estate in 1900. Whitaker employed William Barron and Son, of Borrowash, Derby, to design grounds for a recreation park. Whitaker Park is now part of museum grounds.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)