Allesley Park

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Allesley Park
A map of Coventry, with Allesley Park shown
Allesley Park is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north west of Coventry city centre
Type Public park
Location Coventry, West Midlands, England
Coordinates 52°25′09″N 1°33′38″W / 52.4192°N 1.5606°W / 52.4192; -1.5606Coordinates: 52°25′09″N 1°33′38″W / 52.4192°N 1.5606°W / 52.4192; -1.5606
Operated by Coventry City Council

Allesley Park is a park near Coventry, West Midlands, England.

History[edit]

The park was originally a deer park laid out by Henry de Hastings in the 13th century. It was approximately 5 times larger than the current park. It was later used as a large gentleman's farm of more than 400 acres (1.6 km2) which was owned by the church. In the 1960s, it was bought by Coventry City Council when it was preserved as a public park.[1]

Allesley Hall[edit]

The original hall, built in the mid-17th century, was purchased by Thomas Wyles and was established as Allesley Park College.[1]

The present Allesley Hall is a mansion built in 1909 for the Iliffe family. It is now used as a retirement home, but was a sanatorium during the 1950s.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cakebread, Dennis (26 August 2007). "Allesley Park". Den's Pages. Retrieved 28 February 2010.