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|Address: ||Addison Howard Park
|Postcode: ||MK42 8PN|
|Telephone: ||01234 340997|
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Addison Howard Park is the main park in Kempston which is part of the grounds of Grange House, once one of the principal residences in the parish, which survives as flats. This estate was owned in the 1880s by the Howard family (ancestors of the randlord Sir George Herbert Farrar Bt and the current Earl of Lonsdale) proprietors of the Britannia Iron Works in Bedford (opposite Bedford Hospital, and also known as George Fisher Castings, before its closure and demolition in the late 20th century). Scions of the Howard family were also settled at the nearby estates of Clapham Park and Biddenham Manor. Grange House was later donated by the Kempston branch of the Howard family to the people of Kempston.
Free admission, local parking may charge.
Play area gates closed at dusk, winter opening not until 9am.