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history of the Abbey Park, Leicester

E. J. Emery

history of the Abbey Park, Leicester

published to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the park.

by E. J. Emery

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Published by Leicester City Council, Recreation and Arts Department in Leicester .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL14841164M

Abbey Park opened in Leicester's first large park. It is a Grade II registered Historic Park and Gardens, which regularly wins the Green Flag Award for parks that reach a high standard. It is Leicester's premiere park, consisting of 89 acres, with the . An award winning park, situated in Leicester's city centre. Enjoy exploring a Chinese garden, historical ruins, canals and boating lakes. Abbey Park is also home to fun fairs and festivals.

Abbey Park’s Grand Opening The opening of Abbey Park was a very grand affair. Much was made of the occasion, which was the culmination of an interesting journey to build Leicester’s “premier” park. The land it is located on was not always the most obvious choice for such an ambitious design. A part of Abbey.   Abbey Park Road Junior School is one of the oldest school buildings remaining in Leicester, so naturally the owners have decided to smash the place to bits. It was opened in August by the Leicester School Board. On the passing of the education act of the control of the school became vested in the Leicester Education Committee.

5. LEICESTER ABBEY. In an abbey of Augustinian canons was founded at Leicester in honour of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Robert le Bossu, Earl of Leicester. The abbey was endowed with the possessions of a college of secular canons, usually known as the College of St. Mary de Castro, established at Leicester by Robert's father. The new Augustinian house did not altogether replace. Rome2rio makes travelling from Leicester to Abbey Park, Abbey Meadows easy. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Find all the transport options for your trip from Leicester to Abbey Park, Abbey Meadows right here.


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History of the Abbey Park, Leicester by E. J. Emery Download PDF EPUB FB2

The park was officially opened by Prince and Princess of Wales in May Abbey grounds. The abbey at the centre of the park dates back towhen it was founded by Robert le Bossu.

Induring the English Reformation, King Henry VIII closed it and turned it over to the landed gentry. A mansion was built on the site of the abbey by the. The annual Abbey Park Bonfire and Fireworks Display draws crowds of s every year.

Today a visitor to Abbey Park can enjoy a variety of activities such as the boating lake, miniature railway, animal corner, exploring the ruins of Leicester Abbey and various playgrounds for. The abbey site was eventually purchased by the Leicester Town Council and transformed into a public park known as Abbey Park.

The abbey ruins stand at the north-eastern edge of Abbey Park, about a 20 minute walk north of the city centre. The abbey church and associated monastic buildings survive only as low foundation walls. History. Abbey Park was opened in in St Margaret's history of the Abbey Park, very near to the most crowded district in the town.

Leicester book It was Leicester's second public park, Victoria Park (qv) having opened about two years previously. Abbey Grounds, which forms the western part of the modern park, opened in having been donated to the Corporation in twelfth century Leicester Abbey, and the ruins of Cavendish House, a seventeenth century mansion.

To the east of the river lies the highly decorative Victorian part of the park with its evergreen shrubberies, trees, boating lake, miniature railway, and formally planted flower displays. History Abbey Park was purchased from the Earl of.

Leicester Abbey (demolished around ) lay just to the north-east of medieval Leicester, beside the main road leading to Nottingham and Derby, in a pleasant spot next to the River Soar. A number of magnificent ruins related to the abbey complex remain today and can be seen in the grounds of Abbey Park.

The Abbey Park Festival was an annual music festival which was held for over twenty years from An annual bonfire and fireworks event is held in the park around Guy Fawkes Night. The Abbey has been the site of training excavations by Archaeology students at Leicester University.

Pictures from the Leicester Mercury Archive. Ducks in Abbey Park got into a real flap as the lake froze over. Concerned members of the public saw the ducks struggling and called for help.

Some years back, an article I featured concerning swimming in Abbey Park prompted reader Chris Ayriss, of Western Park, to contact me about a book he had written on the history of swimming, Hung. Abbey Park is easily accessible on foot from the city centre.

There are also bus routes travelling from the city centre along Abbey Park Road, along the edge of the park. There are three car parks available for visitors to use, accessible from Abbey Park Road and St Margaret’s Way. He compiled their findings in a book Leicester Abbey: Medieval History, Archaeology and Manuscript Studies, to mark the th anniversary of Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, published in Professor Jo Story from the School of History co-edited the book with Dr Buckley and Dr Jill Bourne.

According to Professor Story. These are the remains of Leicester Abbey. It was called the Augustinian Abbey of St Mary de Pre (or Pratis). It was founded in by Robert le Bossu the second Earl of Leicester, for Canons Regular of the Order of St Augustine.

It was closed when Abbot Bourchier surrendered the house on. Abbey Hotel is set in Leicester, km from Leicester Castle and km from Welford Road Stadium.

Featuring city views, Penthouse City Hideaway offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around km from Belgrave Road. This property offers access to a balcony and free WiFi. The Holiday Inn. The Abbey is situated towards the north - east of medieval Leicester, near River Soar.

Abbey Park has a number of beautiful ruins related to the abbey complex and can be seen by visitors till date. Leicester Abbey is one of the most wealthiest religious houses in the country.

Unfortunately, all trace of the abbey had disappeared by the 18th. Art Museums in Leicester; History Museums in Leicester; Science Museums in Leicester; there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date. Abbey Park.

Working on Abbey Park for 35 years. It has / TripAdvisor reviews. Drone Flight over Abbey Park Leicester. Song The Eve Of The War; Artist Wayne; Album Synthesizer Greatest 2.

One of our bestsellers in Leicester. Abbey Hotel is set in Leicester, miles from Leicester Castle and miles from Welford Road Stadium. The property is around miles from De Montfort University, miles from University of Leicester and miles from The /10(). Abbey Park, Leicester: See reviews, articles, and photos of Abbey Park, ranked No on Tripadvisor among 97 attractions in Leicester/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Abbey Park, Leicester: Address, Phone Number, Abbey Park Reviews: /5. Europe there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date. with lovely scenes and history beatiful scenery with area for the kids with animals again no charge friendly park warden people with.

The Abbey of Saint Mary de Pratis, more commonly known as Leicester Abbey, was an Augustinian religious house in the city of Leicester, in the East Midlands of England.

The abbey was founded in the 12th century by the Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, and grew to become the wealthiest religious establishment within h patronage and donations the abbey gained the.

Leicester City Council will begin work to create a two-way cycle track and introduce new bus-only lanes along a stretch of the road, between Abbey Lane and the road bridge across the River Soar. The cycle track will be created on the opposite side of the road to Abbey Park, and the footpath will also be reconstructed and improved.It was Leicester's second public park, Victoria Park (qv) having opened about two years previously.

Abbey Grounds, which forms the western part of the modern park, opened in having been donated to the Corporation in The area occupied by Abbey Park was formerly the Abbey Meadows, which were acquired by Leicester Corporation in "History of the Borough of Leicester". History, Gazetteer, and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland.

Sheffield: William White. Leicester Postal Handbook. Leicester: Ward & Son. – James Thompson (), The history of Leicester in the eighteenth century, Leicester: Crossley and Clarke, OCLC