Pickering Park, Kingston upon Hull

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Coordinates: 53°43′57″N 0°23′57″W / 53.7324°N 0.3993°W / 53.7324; -0.3993

Pickering Park (January 2007)

Pickering Park is a park in the western suburbs of Kingston upon Hull, on the north side of Hessle Road, near Anlaby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Description and facilities[edit]

Pickering Park is a council run park of 25.62 acres (103,700 m2) with an ornamental and sensory gardens, aviaries, and a playground and paddling pool. Sport facilities at the park are four football pitches, and an 80 peg lake for fishing.[1]

History[edit]

The park was opened 13 July 1911, a gift from Christopher Pickering, a successful trawler owner, and benefactor;[2][3] part of a model village development including almshouses and a children's home.[4] The city's first nautical museum, the Museum of Fisheries and Shipping opened in Pickering Park in 1912,[5] later to move to the former Hull Dock company offices and become the Hull Maritime Museum.

The associated almshouses,[6] the former museum (as of 2011 a boxing club),[7] and a related pumping station,[8] are all listed buildings, as are the original iron park gates,[9] which are one of the few early 20th century ornamental iron structures in Hull to have survived the Second World War drive for scrap iron.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West region parks and playgrounds". Hull City Council. Pickering Park. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Public services : Parks and Gardens". A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 1: The City of Kingston upon Hull. 1969. pp. 371–386. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Christopher Pickering, The Generous Trawler Owner" (PDF). People First (The magazine for the residents of Pickering and Ferens Homes) (3): 11. May 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Christopher Pickering : A Rags to Riches Story" (PDF). www.hullwebs.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Newcomen Society, ed. (1979). Industrial archaeology. 14. Bratton Publishing. p. 92. ..the museum opened in 1912, believed to be the first purpose built maritime museum in the British Isles.. 
  6. ^ "North West Block at Christopher Pickering Homes, Kingston Upon Hull". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
    "North East Block at Christopher Pickering Homes, Kingston Upon Hull". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Boxing Club at Christopher Pickering Homes, Kingston Upon Hull". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sewage Pumping Station 10 Metres West of Pickering Homes, Kingston Upon Hull". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Entrance Gateway to Pickering Park and Adjoining Pickering Rest Homes, Kingston Upon Hull". British Listed Buildings Online. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Campaigner fights to save park gates". Yorkshire Post. 3 November 2004. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Centenary celebration by friends of city park". Yorkshire Post. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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