Ellington Park, Ramsgate 1236

Ramsgate, England, Kent, Thanet

Brief Description

Ellington Park is a public park of unknown size laid out in 1892. It formerly included many Edwardian features which have mostly disappeared. Only the Bandstand survives from this period.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Detailed Description

Today, under a canopy of trees, Ellington Park serves as ‘urban green space' with only the surviving bandstand and a children's playground.
Features
  • Bandstand
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use.
History

Detailed History

Ellington Park would have disappeared in urban development had not Ramsgate Corporation bought it for a public park in 1892. Old photographs show a glorious Edwardian park, carefully composed. A carriage drive ran through glades of trees and from a bandstand on a balustraded terrace, steps descended to an ornate fountain. There was an aviary and a pool, where a park-keeper surveyed his territory from a rustic bridge. There were many seats for families enjoying the brilliance of floral displays.
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