SP2980 : Allesley Park walled garden

taken 11 years ago, near to Allesley, Coventry, Great Britain

Allesley Park walled garden
Allesley Park walled garden
The garden was created about 200 years ago to provide fruit and vegetables for the Hall and at one time produced exotic fruits within its 1.4 acres. It was converted to an ornamental garden in the 20th century before being neglected but is now being restored as a kitchen garden by a group of volunteers. Taken from the path that runs behind Allesley Hall ( SP2980 : Allesley Hall ) and past the dovecote ( SP2980 : Dovecote, Allesley Park ).
Allesley Park, Coventry
The park has its origins as a medieval deer park, part of which became the landscaped grounds around Allesley Hall mansion which dated from around 1700. The mansion was replaced c. 1910 with the present Allesley Hall building and it and the surrounding lands were gifted to the people of Coventry in the 1960s. Part of the land was built on to form the Allesley Park estate and the slopes between the hall and Allesley village became a public park.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Friday, 9 March, 2007
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 298 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.0850N 1:33.7251W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 298 801
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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