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HER Number:MDV108708
Name:People's Park, Park Road, Tiverton

Summary

'People's Park' is marked on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 955 132
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

  • Local List: People's Park, Park Road

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PARK (XX to XXI - 1901 AD to 2100 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

People's Park is not shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'People's Park' is marked. A 'Pavilion' and 'Band Stand' are also marked.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'People's Park' is marked. A 'Pavilion', 'Bowling Green' and 'Band Stand' are also marked.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Clark, J., 2013, People's Park (Un-published). SDV357922.

People's Park at Tiverton was formed in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's accession in 1837. The proposed gift of £1000 by benefactor John Coles from nearby Washfield, who had made his fortune in London, to purchase a suitable site, triggered much local acrimony in public meetings. Sir John Amory opposed the scheme, concerned at the estimate of £200 per annum maintenance costs, but the inhabitants of the town at large were strongly in favour. The Misses Carew of Haccombe owned a meadow, already termed The Park, that seemed an ideal location, beautifully sited on elevated ground and surrounded by charming scenery. At first, however , they were reluctant to sell. Eventually all difficulties were overcome, and the People's Park was officially opened on 5 July 1888, an inscription at the main gates recording the fact that funds for the completion of the park were raised over 1,500 friends of the movement. A notable feature within the park is an ornamental drinking fountain presented by the Revd George Hadow M.A., Rector of Tidcombe, also dated 5 July 1888. Lost, however are the elegant bandstand with wrought-iron balustrade and the Crimean War gun, which was sent for scrap in the Second World War.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

'People's Park' is marked. A 'Pavilion', 'Bowling Green', 'Play Area' and two 'Shelters' are also marked.


Mid Devon District Council, 2014, Mid Devon Local List Register of Heritage Assets - Central, Peoples Park, Park Road, Tiverton
Peoples Park, Park Road, Tiverton
(Local List - Register of Heritage Assets). SDV356890.

Peoples Park, Park Road, Tiverton.
Description: The Park is located within the Tiverton Conservation Area, and is an important open space containing fine examples of metal gates and railings along the boundaries and entrance to the park. The park contains an attractive fountain, Hadows Fountain, as you enter the park as well as a pavilion and cast iron drinking fountain to the south end.

Grid Reference: 295576/113245
Source: Tiverton Conservation Area Appraisal


Mid Devon District Council, 2014, Register of Heritage Assets, People's Park, Park Road (Local List - Register of Heritage Assets). SDV356889.

People's Park, Park Road.
Importance: Important open public space.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #68057 ]
SDV356889Local List - Register of Heritage Assets: Mid Devon District Council. 2014. Register of Heritage Assets. Mid Devon District Council. Digital. People's Park, Park Road.
SDV356890Local List - Register of Heritage Assets: Mid Devon District Council. 2014. Mid Devon Local List Register of Heritage Assets - Central. Mid Devon District Council. Digital. Peoples Park, Park Road, Tiverton Peoples Park, Park Road, Tiverton.
SDV357922Un-published: Clark, J.. 2013. People's Park. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2015 3:41PM