Louisa Anne Ryland
(1814-1889)

woman and philanthropist

Died aged 75

Louisa Anne Ryland (17 January 1814 – 28 January 1889) was a major benefactor to the (then) town of Birmingham, England. She became a millionaire on the death of her father, Samuel Ryland of The Laurels, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, whose family fortune was made in the wire drawing industry by his father, John Ryland.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Elliott Brown on Flickr
Elliott Brown on Flickr

This park, one of many gifts to Birmingham, by Louisa Anne Ryland 1814-1889

The Lodge at Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Road entrance, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they gifted

Louisa Ryland (1814 - 1889) Philanthropist, who in 1873 gifted land and the funds to create Cannon Hill Park to be "a source of healthful recreation to the people of Birmingham." One of many gifts she made to our city.

23 Edgbaston Road - Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they gifted (1873)