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Priory Park, Dudley

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Priory Park was awarded £2.6 million of Heritage Lottery Funding in 2011 to renovate and restore the park.

Priory Park takes it's name from St James's Priory, a 12th century Cluniac Priory which exists today as ruins, in the south end of the park.The park was officially opened in 1932 as a part of the Priory Estate.

Priory Park covers 8 ha just outside Dudley town centre.

Current facilities include:

Pavilion building including toilet facilities

4 tennis courts

Multi use games area inc. basketball, cricket, football

Children's play area

5-a-side pitch

Bowling green

Lily pond

Herb garden

Rose garden

Restoration work was completed in 2012 to include:

Renovated Pavilion - including toilets and a classroom

Priory Ruins - improvement and restoration

Various art works

Re-laying of paths

Creation of 5-a-side football pitch

Original shelter re-roofed and a landscaped rock garden added

New benches, bins and interpretation signs

New trees and shrub beds.

Restoration of the Bowling Green

Increased volunteer opportunities, events and activities

PRIORY PARK RANGER CAN BE CONTACTED ON 01384 812474
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  • July 16, 2017
    The attractive ruins of the priory are set just on ther edge of Dudley town centre. Not much left but it is set in a pleasant park area and much usedf for wedding photos as looks quite romantic  more »
  • May 26, 2017
    Lovely park with nice ruins which give a wonderful backdrop if there is a wedding in the registry office nearby. Worth going and taking your camera.  more »
  • May 4, 2017
    Park with history, Ruins, Playground, Tennis and now a gymnasium. Nice little walk and is quite clean and you can view the Priory Ruins.  more »
Google
  • Really lovely park. Always tidy and free from litter. Grass is well maintained. Nice place to go in the summer. Love the ruins.
  • Nice to see that this pleasant location, just a few minutes from Dudley town centre is looking well. The priory ruins are not much to see but the most is made of what remains, and the location as a whole has a very nice feel to it.
  • Good for dog walking tennis courts ,basketball court ,bowling green, football pitch ,pool and priory ruinsit sounds like a lot but the actual park isn't that big
  • Nice little park with imposant ruins of ancient monastery.
  • Its beautiful and massive enough for every family of town to spend a serene evening.

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