history of the Abbey Park, Leicester
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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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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 parish, very near to the most crowded district in the town. 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.