Forming part of the Meyrick Park and Talbot Wood conservation area, the setting and present day layout has been largely determined by the allocation of land under the Christchurch Inclosure Act of 1802. The area saw further development from the mid 1800's in the hands of the Meyrick family and is characterised by the grand, lavish and richly detailed Victorian and Edwardian villas which set a bench mark for later developments.
In 1894, the first of a number of new parks was opened to satisfy the increasing predilection of Victorians to undertake leisure and sports activities and was named Meyrick Park in honour of Sir George Meyrick.
Set within 120 acres of undulating scenic woodland, the park includes a bowling green, rugby and cricket pitch, playing fields and 18 hole championship golf club drawing golfers from all over the world looking to master the challenging course.
Meyrick Park provides a country setting in the heart of the town and forms a hub for families offering an array of sporting activities and events. The golf course is served by a modern day golf club, gym and swimming pool and the restored Lodge provides accommodation for members, visitors and tourists. The park and club are just a stone’s throw away from the town centre and its attractions, amenities and nightlife.
The area is further tucked between the Wessex way, neighbouring Talbot Woods and Bournemouth pleasure gardens and maintains its leafy suburban charm.
The residential accommodation illustrates the progression of history in Bournemouth with properties dating from Victorian, Edwardian, pre-war and post-war periods. Properties comprise mostly of single family detached houses and converted apartments and provide homes to local families, professionals and mature couples who enjoy the proximity to the town centre.
The exuberant architectural design and tree lined streets combine to present a picture of Victorian grandeur and a reminder of Bournemouth past.
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