Monument record MYO4595 - ROWNTREE PARK


York's first municipal park designed by Frederick Rowntree and laid out in 1919-21. It was presented it to the City as a First World War memorial to Cocoa Works staff. The park was opened to the public on the 16th July 1921 and extended in 1926-7.


Grid reference Centred SE 6038 5064 (322m by 495m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


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Full Description

York's first municipal park was laid out in 1919-21 and designed by Frederick Rowntree who also presented it to the City as a memorial to the Cocoa Works staff who fell and suffered during World War I. The park was opened to the public on the 16th July 1921. The park was extended in 1926-7. (1)

1 Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England Part 32 North Yorkshire, 13-Oct-1999 English Heritage

NMR, 2019, NMR data (Digital archive). SYO2214.

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  • --- Digital archive: NMR. 2019. NMR data.

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Record last edited

Jun 21 2023 1:55PM


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