Dallington Park

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Owned by Northampton Borough Council
Supported by Friends of Dallington Park
Designation Playing Field
Size 10ha
Grid Ref SP738615
Nearest Post Code NN5 7BN
Linked to None
Near by Spencer Playground
Play Area Yes
Games Area Yes
Sports Facilities 4 Football pitches, 2 Cricket pitches
Seats Yes
Parking On Site
Walks Circular park walk
This area of 23 acres was gifted to the Corporation by Messrs C.E. and T.D. Lewis in 1921.  It is a very pleasant open space with large trees and shrubberies.  
It is likely that this park once provided the Dallington area with grazing for cattle because there is evidence of a ha-ha wall on the north-eastern side forming the boundary shared by the former Dallington Hospital.  
As this hospital was once a large residential house with an ornamental garden, it is reasonable to assume that this ha-ha was constructed to keep grazing animals out of the gardens.  The wall, of course, no longer serves any real purpose but it has been retained for general interest.
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