Ask a question about 'Lipson'
Start a new discussion about 'Lipson'
Answer questions from other users
is a ward in the city of Plymouth
Plymouth is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England, about south-west of London. It is built between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound...
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...
. It is an affluent area with a substantial park called 'Freedom Fields', a Civil War battle site where the towns folk of nearby Plymouth resisted substantial Cavalier raiding parties and enabled the town to sustain the royalist siege. Freedom fields existed before the Civil War and acquired its name after defeating a French invasion two hundred years before.
Formerly the site of Plymouth's biggest hospital (Freedom Fields Hospital
Freedom Fields Hospital was a city hospital in Plymouth, England until 1998, though its responsibilities had been slowly reduced since 1982. The building served the community's medical needs in many capacities over its history, and its location currently provides inexpensive housing.-History:The...
), the borough prison, fire and ambulance station
An ambulance station is a structure or other area set aside for storage of ambulance vehicles, medical equipment, personal protective equipment, and other medical supplies. Most stations are made up of garage bays or a parking area, normally undercover...
s, it now retains only the (rebuilt) fire station. Most of the housing stock is good quality Victorian and Edwardian terraces and some good schools are available. The area offers fine views in each direction not least south across Plymouth Sound. The retail shopping center, the university and the mainline railway station are all within short walking distance.