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1860s  Highgate Park built and the area landscaped. This was the residence of James Gregson of Gregson and Monk, Engineers.  James Gregson was a descendant  of Josias Gregson,

Guild Mayor of Preston in 1702.

1960s  Highgate Park demolished to make way for the houses in Foregate and the closes.

1990    Environment Agency build the dam and sluice, making Highgate Wood a flood basin.

First boardwalk built. Thirty years of Nature going its own way.

2011 Friends of Highgate Wood formed


We are currently raising funds through Lancashire Sports and Culture Fund/Spacehive to install information boards in the Woods.


The boards will display information about the history and wildlife in the Woods.

Please donate if you able via the donation button below. 


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