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Wellington Park is a star heritage site
1:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in Mid Devon News
WELLINGTON’S glorious park is one of the most important of its kind in the country – and that’s official.
Its significance has just been upgraded from Grade II listed to Grade II* by English Heritage as it is considered a fine example of Edwardian parks.
Cllr Catherine Herbert, who holds the sports, parks and leisure portfolio at Taunton Deane Council, said: “This is wonderful news. Wellington Park is a real treasure and I am thrilled English Heritage has upgraded the listing.
“Taunton Deane has some fabulous open spaces – we have again been awarded Green Flags this year – and to hear that we have a park as special as the one in Wellington is the icing on the cake.
“The fact the park is so well preserved is down to the efforts of our parks department over the years and the tremendous support from the Friends of Wellington Park.”
The park is one of just 30 across the country to have its status upgraded.
Its design has barely changed since it was opened in 1903, keeping faithfully to the design of F. W. Meyer, and it retains many of its original structures and the town’s war memorial.
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