Luton Heritage Forum

Memorial Park

Address : West Hill Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0923119937

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the Luton South conservation area

Site Description : After the First World War, Lady Ludlow presented the people of Luton with a new park in memory of her son Alex Pigott Wernher, killed in action in France in 1916. The park contained a bandstand, tennis courts, putting green, Bowling Green and shop. At a ceremony in 1922, the memorial for her son was unveiled and the land and gardens in West Hill/Tennyson Road became officially known as the Luton Hoo Memorial Park.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to the Memorial Park and are all within about 500 metres :

Capability Green
Hare Sculpture [Draft Local List]
London Road
Pill Box [Draft Local List]
16 London Road - Whitehill [Grade II listed]
87-93 London Road [Draft Local List]
107 London Road - The Mount [Draft Local List]
West Hill Road
Bailey Hill Water Tower [Grade II listed]
4 & 6 West Hill Road [Draft Local List]
10 & 12 West Hill Road [Draft Local List]
31 West Hill Road - Cherry Gate [Draft Local List]

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