Coronation Garden

A Brief of the Coronation Garden, in , East Yorkshire

 A Georgian town house and another small house once stood on the site of the present Coronation Garden; among its owners was Mark Kirkby, the Hull merchant who created the Sledmere Estate. He lived there until 1748.

By the 1820s, the house belonged to the Constable Family of Wassand, and was occupied by a relative, Peter Acklom Esq. Behind it was a coach house and stables, with access to the . John Hunsley, a plumber and glazier owned the smaller house.

In about 1827 both houses were bought by Henry Ellison of nearby St Mary’s Manor, who then demolished them. The eastern portion of the land was sold to St Mary’s as a parish burial ground. This was in use from 1829 until its closure in 1869. The western end was reserved as a cemetery for the Ellison family and other citizens.

The iron gate and railings at the entrance to the site were made in 1829 by the firm of William Crosskill, which became the leading foundry in .

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In 1955 the conveyed its land to Corporation for use as a public open space. The Coronation Garden was created to commemorate the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II .

Headstones from the burial ground are retained along the walls of the garden. Their surviving inscriptions evoke its nineteenth century past and leave us a lasting reminder of ’s Victorian forebarers.

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