SD6627 : Witton Park

taken 4 years ago, near to Pleasington, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Witton Park
Witton Park
The main access to the park from Preston Old Road.
Witton Country Park, Blackburn
Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside approximately 2 miles to the west of Blackburn town centre. About half of the park is mixed woodland and parkland, while the rest is either farmland or rough grassland with open access.

The estate was once owned by the Feilden family, who built and lived in Witton House (18001946) and created the park at the same time. From approximately 1900 the house was empty for long periods and during both world wars the house and estate were used by the army. Sadly, Witton House was demolished in 1952, after being sold to Blackburn Corporation in 1946. The Witton Estate, comprising some 485 acres, was included in this sale. Fortunately, the outbuildings of Witton House survived, and the former stables and coach-houses were renovated in the late 1970s.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Country estates 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 662 270 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.3293N 2:30.8160W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 662 270
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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