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Ropner Park


Ropner Park is a public park in Stockton-on-Tees. In 1890, Robert Ropner of Preston Hall, donated the money for Stockton-on-Tees Town Council to purchase land known as Hartburn Fields for a public park. Laying out of the park commenced on 25 July 1891 with the cutting of the first sod by Mrs Ropner. The park was unofficially opened to the public on 8 June 1893 followed by a grand official opening by the Duke and Duchess of York on 4 October 1893. The park then included three lodges, a cast-iron fountain by Carrons of Glasgow, a stone drinking fountain relocated from Stockton High Street, a bandstand by MacFarlanes of Glasgow.[1]

A £2.65m refurbishment of the park took place between 2004 and 2006, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This included the conservation of surviving original features, the sympathetic restoration of others, including the bandstand, which was also by Macfarlane, the fountain and grand golden entrance gates. The Friends of Ropner Park, a community volunteer group were formed in 2002, when Stockton Borough Council were developing the funding bid. The Friends now run a café and organise events in the park.[2]

Ropner Park is a good example of a late Victorian municipal park and it’s design is largely unchanged from its original layout of 1893. It is a Grade II* listed park and garden on the National Heritage List for England.

Stockton-on-Tees Parks and Gardens 1893 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Stockton-on-Tees Grade II* Listed Robert Ropner (1838 - 1924) Bandstand, Ropner Park Fish Swallowing Bird, Ropner Park Fountain, Ropner Park Panama Fairlead, Ropner Park
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Morning Stroll, Ropner Park

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The jewel in the crown

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Ropner Park gates

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Playpark, Ropner Park

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Ropner Park

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Ropner Park

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The bandstand at Ropner Park

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Robert Ropner (1838 - 1924)
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Robert Ropner (1838 - 1924)
- Sir (Emil Hugo Oscar) Robert Ropner, 1st Baronet (1838 -1924) was a shipbuilder business man and later Member of Parliament for Stockton-on-Tees. He was born in Magdeburg, Prussia in 1838, ...
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Ropner Park, Stockton-on-tees
- "...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 ...

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Friends of Ropner Park
- "...In October 2002, knowing that Stockton Borough Council were bidding for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to renovate Ropner Park, a group of local people formed a “Friends” group ...

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Island in Ropner Park

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Lustrum Beck

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Avenue of Trees, Ropner Park

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The Lake, Ropner Park

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Look Out, Parkie's About

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Ropner Park Stockton-On-Tees UK. (drone filming)
- Steve DJI Mavic Pilot. Ropner Park is a free public park, located in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England. In June 1890 Major Robert Ropner offered a piece of land, known locally ...

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List number: 1001628
Grid ref: NZ4334418211
Wikipedia: Ropner Park
District: Tees Valley

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