SD5706 : Mesnes Park, Wigan

taken 6 years ago, near to Marylebone, Wigan, Great Britain

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Mesnes Park, Wigan
Mesnes Park, Wigan
Mesnes Park occupies a 12 hectare site immediately to the north-west of Wigan town centre.

The land had been meadow and pasture, but by 1847 supported two collieries. Wigan Corporation purchased the site after 1871 and it was opened as a public park in 1878. The park features number of Victorian park features including a bandstand, a pavilion and a Pulhamite rock feature.

Mesnes Park is currently undergoing a multi million pound restoration scheme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The park remains open to the general public whilst its facilities are being upgraded.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5781 0631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.1028N 2:38.2962W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5778 0633
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Victorian  Nineteenth Century  19th Century  Public Park  Path  Footpath 

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