Ropner Park, Stockton-on-tees

  • Description

    "...A public park opened in 1893 and laid out to a plan by the Borough Surveyor, Mr K F Campbell, prepared from the basis of three competitive submissions for the design. Ropner Park, Stockton on Tees, opened in 1893, is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reasons: * Date: the park is a good example of a late Victorian municipal park; * Design: although enhanced, the park’s design is essentially unchanged from its original layout of 1893; * Designer: the park was designed by the Borough Surveyor, drawing on designs submitted for a competition; * Structures: the park retains various C19 structures; * Planting: the planting within the park appears much as depicted on late C19 OS maps. In 1890 Stockton-on-Tees Town Council appointed a committee to consider the purchase of land for a public park. On 11 June 1890 the committee recommended that 36 acres and 26 perches (c 14.6ha) of land known as Hartburn Fields be bought for the sum of £8250, but concerns were raised by the Council regarding the financial burden to the town (North Eastern Daily Gazette 1893). In the same month the Council received an offer from Major (later Sir) Robert Ropner of Preston Hall, a highly successful local businessman, to pay the cost of the ground. ..."
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    Historic England
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