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Great parks, great designers
Great parks, great designers
Rabbitts, Paul A.2017
Many public parks were laid out from the 1850s onwards and up until the beginning of the Second World War. Joseph Paxton is the most famous of our park designers, along with J.C. Loudon, James Pennethorne, and Thomas Mawson. We know very little of these great park designers, and especially the most notable municipal and borough designers such as Sexby, McHattie and Pettigrew. These individuals designed some of our greatest parks, in our greatest cities - from Victoria Park and Battersea Park in London, to our royal parks, Heaton Park in Manchester, the wonderful parks of Norwich, the urban parks of Edinburgh and Cardiff and beyond. This book fills in the gaps surrounding these great servants of the public.