SJ3786 : Fountain at south end of Sefton Park Lake

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Childwall, Liverpool, Great Britain

Fountain at south end of Sefton Park Lake
Fountain at south end of Sefton Park Lake
In the 1860's 387 acres of land were purchased by Liverpool council to create Sefton Park. Later 110 acres of land were sold to offset the cost of land and laying out of the park. In 1866 there was a competition to design the park with a first prize of 300 guineas and second prize of 150 guineas. 29 entries were received varying in cost from 13,000 to 158,000.

The winner was a combined entry of Frenchman Edouard Andre and Lewis Hornblower from Liverpool. Hornblower was responsible for construction of buildings and Andre for the landscape design. Many of the features in the design were never to appear, but the lake and stream systems, the cricket ground , plantations and rockwork were completed almost the same as the original plan. It was soon realised that the original cost of 85,000 was far too low and an estimate of 250,000 became more realistic. The park was completed at a reduced scale for 147,000. The Park was opened on 20th May 1872 by HRH Prince Arthur. He left the Town Hall in a mile long procession of 77 carriages containing dignitaries and guests to be greeted by a grandstand crowded with 4,000 people
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Monday, 15 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 377 869 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.5160N 2:56.2746W
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