SJ8094 : John Rylands (1801-1888)

taken 2 years ago, near to Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, Great Britain

John Rylands (1801-1888)
John Rylands (1801-1888)
Blue plaque on the wall of the remains of Longford Hall. The text reads:


Businessman and philanthropist
of Longford Hall
and his wife Enriqueta 1843-1908
who founded the
John Rylands Library
in his memory.
Longford Park, Stretford
Longford Park was laid out in 1857 by John Rylands in the style of Chatsworth House. He lived at Longford Hall with his wife Enriqueta who founded the John Rylands Library in 1899 following her husband's death in 1888. She died in 1908 and in 1911 Longford Estate was sold to Stretford Urban District Council. In 1977 a Royal Garden Party was held in the park attended by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh escorted by the Mayor of Trafford and Sir William Downward. Longford Hall was demolished in 1995 but the facade of the old hall still stands in the centre of the park.

Covering 54 acres it is the largest municipal park in Trafford. Facilities include Longford Athletics Stadium, cafe, tennis courts, basketball courts, pets corner, bowling greens, zip wire, play areas, wildlife garden and toilets.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 17 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Date (from Tags)
1801  1888  1843  1908 
Person (from Tags)
John Rylands  Enriqueta Rylands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8071 9446 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.7929N 2:17.5141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8071 9446
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Trafford Council  Blue Plaque  John Rylands 

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