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Weston Park

Map Ref 81

The 12 1/2 acre estate which formed Weston Park was formerly the home of Thomas Harrison and his daughters Anne and Elizabeth. The estate was purchased by the Town Council for £18,000 and opened as Sheffield's first public park. The park was offically opened on 4 May 1874.

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Firth Park

Map Ref 31

The 36 acre park was a gift to the town from Mark Firth. Originally forming part of the larger Page Hall estate, purchased by Firth in 1873, the Park was offically opened on 16 April 1875 by the Price and Princess of Wales.

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Meersbrook Park

Map Ref 56

The land to form Meersbrook Park was purchaed from the Lands Allotment Company Ltd for the sum of £7,500. The General Purposes and Parks Committe decided to open the 37 acres to the public on 17 September 1887, deferring the offical opening to a later date. The offical opening was deferred rather longer than expected and was not offically opened until September 1987 as the park celebrated it's centenary.

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Hillsborough Park & Walled Garden

Map Ref 49

Hillsborough Park was offically opened on 8 August 1892. Orginally forming part of the estate of Hillsborough Hall, Sheffield Corporation purchased the 50 acre site from the Trustees of the Late J. Willis Dixon for £15,000 in 1890.

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Hillsborough Park was offically opened on 8 August 1892. Orginally forming part of the estate of Hillsborough Hall, Sheffield Corporation purchased the 50 acre site from the Trustees of the Late J. Willis Dixon for £15,000 in 1890.

Updated to this post thanks Paul

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Osgathorpe Park/Devon Gardens

These photos are of Osgathorpe Park - Devon Gardens is a seperate garden -I have a couple of photos - will post.

Photos of Osgathorpe Park

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These photos are of Osgathorpe Park - Devon Gardens is a seperate garden -I have a couple of photos - will post.

Photos of Osgathorpe Park

This is Devon Gardens in Osgathorpe

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Roe Wood

Map Ref 70

History

In the 17th Century it was recorded that this ancient woodland were in the possession of the Earl of Shrewsbury. In the 18th century wood passed to the Dukes of Norfolk was split into Great and Little Roe Woods.

The 11th Duke who, in the Queen’s Jubilee year of 1897 when he became Sheffield’s first Lord Mayor, presented Roe Wood to the City as a public open space. For a while after this the wood became known as Victoria Park but usage of this name lapsed.

Towards the top of the wood were the sports ground is was a site of a hillfort dating from Romano/British times which was destroyed when the sports ground was constructed 1923. The camp consisted of an oval ditch surrounding an area of 3/4 acre with an indistinct rampart. Within the area a number of finds of Roman pottery and coins had been made. The Site was surveyed by Addy.

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History

In the 17th Century it was recorded that this ancient woodland were in the possession of the Earl of Shrewsbury. In the 18th century wood passed to the Dukes of Norfolk was split into Great and Little Roe Woods.

The 11th Duke who, in the Queen’s Jubilee year of 1897 when he became Sheffield’s first Lord Mayor, presented Roe Wood to the City as a public open space. For a while after this the wood became known as Victoria Park but usage of this name lapsed.

Towards the top of the wood were the sports ground is was a site of a hillfort dating from Romano/British times which was destroyed when the sports ground was constructed 1923. The camp consisted of an oval ditch surrounding an area of 3/4 acre with an indistinct rampart. Within the area a number of finds of Roman pottery and coins had been made. The Site was surveyed by Addy.

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At the time the biggest Park in the world, how on earth could I have forgotten that one on the list !

Parks + sheffield +history = The Park ...

Doh !!!

The Park was bigger than the Town !!!!! <RichardB hangs his oversized-napper in shame ...>

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At the time the biggest Park in the world, how on earth could I have forgotten that one on the list !

Parks + sheffield +history = The Park ...

Doh !!!

The Park was bigger than the Town !!!!! <RichardB hangs his oversized-napper in shame ...>

Perhaps justifies its own topic

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Perhaps justifies its own topic

Probably well represented here already, can't believe it wasn't the first thing on my mind ... needs a representation here also.

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