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Pittville Park, Cheltenham

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Pittville is a northern area of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, founded in the early 19th century by Joseph Pitt. The population of Pittville Ward at the 2011 Census was 5,327. It now contains Pittville Park, with its two lakes, skatepark, three cafes, tennis courts, menagerie, children's play area, 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, and Pump Room, Pittville School (the former Pate's Grammar School for Girls) and some of the finest examples of Regency & Victorian housing in the town. Gustav Holst's father, Adolph von Holst was organist at All Saints' Church, Pittville.HistoryJoseph Pitt, the developer of Pittville, wanted to create a 100acre estate, with its own Pump Room, walks, rides, and gardens and up to 600 houses. Pitt envisaged Pittville as a new spa town, one which would rival Cheltenham. Development began in 1824-5. Pitt employed the architect John Forbes, who designed the basic layout of the estate, and most importantly the Pittville Pump Room, which opened on 20 July 1830. Other architects employed by Pitt include Robert Stokes.One notable house in Pittville's history is 'Ellerslie' at 108 Albert Road. In the beginning of the 20th century it was home to Rowena Cade, who after the First World War went to Cornwall and built the Minack Theatre near Land's End, largely with her own hands. 'Ellerslie' is now being converted from a nursing home into apartments.
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  • We visited pittville park today as a family the sun was shinning although slightly chillier the park was filled. We parked in the car park next to the pump rooms and found adequate space, I especially...  more »
  • Great park with easy walking with relatives with sticks. Fun to watch the children at play and a stroll around the lake is particularly good and they sell great icecreams.  more »
  • Our family have lived in Cheltenham for 8 years. Pittville Park has always been the firm favourite place for our children to play - the playground has recently been expanded and improved so it has loa...  more »
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  • Beautiful park with a lovely lake which you can hire boats to row around on. Pitch and putt is also available. Birds and rabbits can be seen at the top of the park and a big play area for children that looks really fun.
  • Lovely park which suits all. Has a huge kids area which is secure. A beautiful lake with lots of birds and the two very famous swans. A good area to walk the dogs.
  • Fantastic park for kids. Lots of cool play equipment to have fun on. Also nice areas to walk and kick a football etc.
  • Wonderful spacious park with good paths for walking, running and buggy. Beautiful lake with ducks and you can hire boats. The pitville pump rooms sit at the top of the park. The best playground facilities in the County and probably further afield. Three separate cafes dotted around the park.
  • Superb scenery. Clean and fun for the kids to play and run. Perhaps an outdoor gym for adults would complete it. Best public park I've been to in the UK so far.

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