Topic: Abberley Park

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It's a park in St Albans

Thomas James Maling (1836-1922), an importer and merchant, built his home on this land in 1863, naming it Abberley. He was the only son of Admiral Maling of Abberley, Worcestershire. The garden was purchased by the council in May 1939 for £4,250 and was opened in 1940 as part of the city’s centennial celebrations. Many of the lime and elm trees were planted in the 1860s.

Abberley Park


Origin of name: Named after Abberley in England.
Street address:Merivale
Source:“Abberley Park opened”, The Press, 20 February 1940, p 6, Summary of parks, playgrounds, open spaces and reserves, p 4, “Obituary, Mr T. J. Maling”, The Press, 2 December 1922, p 18, and St Albans: from swamp to suburbs: an informal history, p 171

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Abberley Park


Origin of name: Named after Abberley in England.
Source:“Abberley Park opened”, The Press, 20 February 1940, p 6, Summary of parks, playgrounds, open spaces and reserves, p 4, “Obituary, Mr T. J. Maling”, The Press, 2 December 1922, p 18, and St Albans: from swamp to suburbs: an informal history, p 171