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Titchfield Park, Hucknall

 


Titchfield Park

Park Drive
Hucknall
Nottinghamshire
NG15 7LU

Grid Reference SK 535485

Titchfield Park Heritage Leaflet


Titchfield Park is an award winning Green Flag Park located 10 minutes’ walk away from Hucknall Town Centre.  The park covers approximately 24 acres and includes provision for a range of formal sports and recreational activities.  Informal recreation opportunities include a skatepark, youth area and children’s playground as well as ball courts and basketball hoops.  Recent Improvement schemes have included new planting schemes to brighten the park and encourage wildlife.  The park contains two listed monuments and an original shelter designed by local architect T.C. Howitt (who also designed the Council House in Nottingham).

 

 

 

     Site facilities:-

  • Pavilion building including, toilets and changing rooms for sports teams
  • Park Café – check Facebook for opening times
  • Boat House (Heritage Asset)
  • Zachariah Green Monument (Listed)
  • War Memorial (Listed)
  • Bowls Club House
  • 5-aside Synthetic Pitch (floodlit)
  • Bowling Green.  Home of Titchfield Park Bowls Club - check Facebook for details
  • WI Bee Garden
  • Titchfield Park Brook
  • Wildflower Meadow
  • Active Ashfield Run, Walk Cycle route
  • Multi Use Games Area
  • Play Area (Play Trail adjacent to Café)
  • Youth Area
  • Skate Park
  • Parkour Area
  • Football Pitches x 2
  • Cricket Square ( grass/artificial)
  • Car Parks (Main car park off Park Drive / second car park off Morven Avenue)
  • Grounds Maintenance Compound Area (including storage cabins and composting areas)

 



Play Area

monument

Flowers


Site history
Titchfield Park was created when the Duke of Portland gave 11 acres of land, then known as Caddow Park, to the town of Hucknall in 1914, in honour of the 21st birthday of his son, The Marquis of Titchfield.  A further 13 acres were added when the Hucknall Miners Welfare Committee decided to further the development of Titchfield Park from funds raised to provide facilities for the local miners.

The original brief of the committee was that the park should be set out to provide for cricket, football, bowls and tennis courts with trees, shrubs and flowers planted all around.  The design, drawn up by J.W. Bardill, also included a bandstand, tearooms, a pavilion, shelters and a caretaker's lodge.

The works were held up by the outbreak of the First World War and the Marquis finally performed the opening ceremony in July 1922.


Site management
The site is managed & maintained by Ashfield District Council.


To book an event on the park or to request a booking form please email events@ashfield.gov.uk or call 01623 457092

For sports and pitch bookings please call 01623 450 000 or email environment@ashfield.gov.uk

To report a crime (including anti-social behaviour) contact the Police on 101

To report damage to the facilities please call 0800 183 8484 or email environment@ashfield.gov.uk

 

Friends groups and website links

 

Green Flag Award

The park has held this national award since 2009. To achieve a Green Flag award a park needs to meet 8 key criteria:

  • a welcoming place
  • healthy, safe and secure
  • clean and well maintained
  • environmentally sustainable
  • committed to conservation and heritage
  • encourages community involvement
  • well marketed
  • well managed

For further information about the award visit:

http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/