Historic parks & gardens

Introduction

There are many historic parks and gardens in the District, for example Westonbirt and Sezincote. They contribute to the setting of historic buildings, and can be valued as ‘works of art’ in their own right. They may have been designed by a well known designer or evolved over time.  Alternatively, they may be important for their horticultural interest or association with a notable person or event.

English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens

The most important historic parks and gardens are included on English Heritage’s Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England. They are divided into three grades – Grade II, II* or I.    

To find out if a park or garden is included on the English Heritage Register of Parks and gardens, follow the links below

Historic parks and gardens and planning

The Government's National Planning Policy Framework includes registered parks and gardens as Heritage Assets and considers them to be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.  Registered parks and gardens are also covered by local plan policy - Policy 11.

General information on historic parks and gardens

Visiting historic parks and gardens

Many historic parks and gardens are open to the public but please note that not all registered parks and gardens are. See our Gardens page for information on gardens in Cotswold District.

Cotswold District Council
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