Hartsholme Park

Overview

This Hartsholme Park Character Area (view detailed map) is a country park with a large lake, lawn, woods, grassland and many paths. It is well used for recreation, with a visitor centre, café, caravan park, parking area, play area and playing fields. The lake (especially near the new ‘heritage’ railings), café, visitor centre and nearby play area provide a focal point. This is also the location of the former 19th-century Hartsholme Hall, traces of which can still be seen in the landscape.

Hartsholme Country Park is well used for recreation and includes a visitor centre, café, caravan park, parking area and playing field. In terms of landscape and ecology, Hartsholme Country Park is made up a single large water body (the lake), several areas of woodland and a variety of grassland areas ranging from acidic grassland to regularly mown areas of recreational grassland including the playing field. The lake (especially by the new ‘heritage’ railings), café and visitor centre, and nearby play area together provide a focal point. This is also the location of the former hall, traces of which can still be seen in the landscape.
 
Hartsholme Country Park is approximately 4 km south west of the city centre. It is a key green space and recreational facility for the city and provides an important recreational amenity for residents in neighbouring housing estates, particularly Hartsholme to the east and Birchwood to the west. Good pedestrian access is provided to the housing estates and vehicle access to the rest of the city is via Skellingthorpe Road. There is also a bus service from the city centre.
 
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The lake at Hartsholme Country Park, originally created in 1848 as a reservoir to help supply Lincoln with drinking water which is surrounded by greenery.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.2131, -0.58784)
Character Area Type: Parkland
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Post-railway Expansion (1846 to 1868 AD)
Secondary Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Very Low