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Parks in Suffolk - Christchurch Park, Broomhill Park, Ipswich Racecourse, Alexandra Park, Ipswich, Holywells Park, Ipswich, Gippeswyk Park (Paperback) Loot Price: R182
Discovery Miles 1 820
Parks in Suffolk - Christchurch Park, Broomhill Park, Ipswich Racecourse, Alexandra Park, Ipswich, Holywells Park, Ipswich,...

Parks in Suffolk - Christchurch Park, Broomhill Park, Ipswich Racecourse, Alexandra Park, Ipswich, Holywells Park, Ipswich, Gippeswyk Park (Paperback)

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Chapters: Christchurch Park, Broomhill Park, Ipswich Racecourse, Alexandra Park, Ipswich, Holywells Park, Ipswich, Gippeswyk Park. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Christchurch Park is a 70-acre (280,000 m) area of rolling lawns, wooded areas, and delicately created arboreta in central Ipswich, Suffolk, England. It contains Christchurch Mansion which holds a public museum and art gallery. The park opened as the town's first public park in 1895. From the 12th century the park was the site of the Augustinian Priory of the Holy Trinity. In 1536 the Priory's estates were seized by the crown during Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. The land was purchased by a London merchant, Paul Withipoll in 1545, and between 1548 and 1550 his son Edmund had the priory demolished and built Christchurch Mansion in its place. The main is now the impressive Tudor centrepiece of the park and contains a museum, art gallery and tea room. Apart from a small disused lion's head water fountain provided for the poor of Ipswich by the Augustinians, there is no trace left of the priory buildings, although the Round Pond and Wilderness Pond in the park are thought to have originally stocked fish for the monks. St Margaret's Church, which was built by the monks in the 13th century and which served as church and burial place to the lords of the Manor, is also still standing in a corner of the park on St Margaret's Plain. The Ipswich Martyrs monument at dusk.During the 1560s there was an ongoing dispute with the Ipswich Corporation in relation to various alterations carried out and public access to the annual fair. In 1567 Edmund Withypoll constructed a new pond, now known as the 'Wilderness Pond'. Queen Elizabeth I was stayed at the mansion for six days during August ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=319870

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-44774-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-44774-4
Barcode: 9781158447749

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