Landscape record 0638600000 - Aylesbury Vale Park


Early twentieth century municipal park.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • PUBLIC PARK (First mentioned 1880's, Modern to 21st Century - 1929 AD to 2099 AD)


Present layout is 20th century as a Municipal Park. Marked on the 1st and 2nd edition 6-inch maps as a cricket ground. Present park must post-date 1900 (B1).
Site of Vale Park was purchased by the Borough Council in 1929. Tennis courts and a putting green were immediately laid out, but the landscaping was not completed until 1937. The open-air swimming pool was opened in 1935 (B2).
Original 1930s design by landscape architect Thomas Mawson. Feature in Bucks Herald on Vale Park and current & proposed developments (B3).
Illustrated account of ephemeral patterns created by Chris Parsons in dew on the bowling greens in Vale Park in the early 2000s (B4).

Sources (4)

  • <1>SBC19002 Unpublished document: Buckinghamshire County Museum Archaeological Service. 1998. Historic Parks and Gardens Register Review.
  • <2>SBC19608 Bibliographic reference: Hugh Hanley & Julian Hunt. 1993. Aylesbury: A Pictorial History. Captions to Plates 120-121..
  • <3>SBC22705 Article in serial: Bucks Herald. 2006. Vale of Tranquility.
  • <4>SBC24778 Bibliographic reference: Gordon Taylor & Guy Cooper. 2000. Gardens of Obsession: Eccentric and Extravagant Visions. pp154-157.


Grid reference SP 8255 1390 (point)
Civil Parish AYLESBURY, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Nov 7 2016 11:29AM

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