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The Dell

Hob Uid: 929623
Location :
Wirral
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SJ3380084200
Summary : Public park in Port Sunlight village landscaped from a drained tidal channel in 1889-1897 creating an informal sunken park and formed the principal open space of the earliest part of the village. The park was designed by William Owen for William Hesketh Lever. Rockwork within the park was constructed by Second World War Italian prisoners of war.
More information : Public park in Port Sunlight village covering an area of one hectare. It was landscaped from a drained tidal channel in 1889-1897 creating an informal sunken park and formed the principal open space of the earliest part of the village. The park was designed by William Owen for William Hesketh Lever. Rockwork within the park was constructed by Second World War Italian prisoners of war. (1-2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Merseyside
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Vol(s) : PART 28
Source Number : 2
Source : A Guide to Port Sunlight Village
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Landscaped 1889-97
Monument End Date : 1897
Monument Start Date : 1889
Monument Type : Public Park
Evidence : Botanical Feature
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Rockery
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 93303
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Register of Parks and Gardens Legacy No.
External Cross Reference Number : GD2605
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 38 SW 47
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 929625
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Associated Monuments : 929682
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14