Gotts Park

Adjacent to Armley Park is Gotts Park, which is listed on English Heritage’s Register of Parks & Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Nestled within the park is Armley House, a Grade II listed building. This was the home of the mill owner Benjamin Gott, who acquired the house and parkland in 1803. Two eminent designers were employed by Gott. The architect Sir Robert Smirke, who also designed the British Museum, converted the house using a Greek Revival style, whilst landscape designer, Humphry Repton, noted for landscaping the grounds of Harewood House, was employed to redesign the parkland. The park and house are owned by Wades Trust, but since 1928 have been leased to Leeds City Council who manage an 18 hole public golf course within the park.

In spite of the passing years Armley House still strikes an imposing structure in Gotts Park

The walled garden, once the former vegetable garden for Armley House now provides a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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