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The Earl of Dudley who lived at nearby Himley Hall once owned the entire land of Baggeridge Country Park . Capability Brown landscaped the land surrounding the hall and part of this now forms the southern half of the park up to the Wishing pools.
 
In 1895 coal was discovered at the northern end of Baggeridge and pit shafts were sunk. At the height of production it was claimed that it was the worlds biggest and most modern pit.
 
It was nationalised in 1947 and finally closed down in 1968. The pitheads were located either side of the campsite near to the visitor centre.
 
The derelict land was bought by the council (now South Staffordshire District Council) and designated a Country Park. Government Grant Aid enabled improvement works to be carried out and reclamation began in 1981.
 
HRH Princess Anne officially opened the Park on 17th June 1983.
 
For more information on the History of Baggeridge Country Park please click on the link below.
 

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Link to a PDF documentPDF Document: The History of Baggeridge Country Park (2.4MB)

 

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Baggeridge Country Park

Gospel End

Sedgley

Dudley

DY3 4HB

 

Telephone: (01902) 882605
Fax: (01902) 882605

Email: baggeridge@sstaffs.gov.uk

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