If you take the path to the left, as you enter from the Keighley Road entrance. Or alternatively walk along side Coppice pond but continue up the hill. You will come to Lady Blantyre's Rock.

Lady Blantyre Rock

Once a place with an open aspect, trees in the area have now matured, blocking the view. A small window in the greenery gives some idea of what the view was like up to a few years ago.


Tablet Carving

The right hand picture shows the stone plaque that was placed under the rock. Some years ago, this was badly damaged by vandals but was expertly repaired by Bradford Metropolitan Council Parks Department. The inscription reads as follows:-

The Dowager Lady Blantyre for
nearly 30 years was accustomed,
in Summer to sit under this rock
reading and enjoying the scenery
In 1857 St Ives was altered and
enlarged from plans entirely drawn
by herself and her daughter the Honr'bl
Mrs Ferrand. The Terrace and the flower
garden were also designed by them.
Her Ladyship ended her last visit
on the 21st November 1874 and died
resting on the Rock of Ages at Lennox-
love in East Lothian on the 19th of the
following November, in her 84th year
with facalties uninpared, and most
deeply lamented.
Mr Ferrand her son in law mournfully
dedicated this rustic monument
to her beloved memory, and with
confidence requested the future owners
to preserve it as an affectionate
Memento of the best of Mothers and
the sweetest of women.

The inscription leaves you with a feeling that you are intruding on a private family matter.

Just a few yards up the path to the right of the rock is the monument to William Busfeild Ferrand.