Sites of National Importance in the English Heritage Register for Shropshire

Shropshire has a wealth of parks and gardens which are considered of special significance, both nationally and locally. Below are those listed on the 'Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England' compiled by English Heritage, deemed to be of national importance and therefore offered some protection from development.

Name of site Grade
Acton Burnell Park, Acton Burnell II
Albrighton Hall, Pimhill II
Aldenham Park, Morville II
Attingham Park, Atcham II*
Berwick Hall, Shrewsbury II
Badger Hall and Dingle, Bridgnorth II
Boscobel House, Brewood II
Brogyntyn Hall, Oswestry II
Burwarton Hall, Ludlow II
Chetwynd Park, Newport II
Condover Hall, Condover II
Court of Hill, Nash II
Davenport House, Worfield II*
Dudmaston Hall, Quatt II
Ferney Hall, Onibury II
Hatton Grange, Shifnal II
Hawkstone Park, Weston-under-Redcastle I
Henley Hall, Bitterley II
Hodnet Park, Hodnet II
Lilleshall Hall, Sherrifhales II
Linley Hall, More II
Longner Hall, Atcham II
Ludstone Hall, Claverly II*
Millichope Park, Munslow II*
Oakly Park, Bromfield II
Orleton, Wrockwardine II
Patshull (partly Staffs), Wolverhampton II
Pitchford Estate, Acton Burnell II
Pradoe, Ruyton XI Towns II
Quarry Park and Dingle, Shrewsbury II
Stokesay Court, Onibury II
Walcott Hall, Lydbury North II
Wenlock Abbey, Much Wenlock II
Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard (part Staffordshire) II*

Further information on these sites can be found at

Sites of Local Importance in the County Compendium for Shropshire

In 1997 Shropshire County Council commissioned a survey which identified the following sites as having 'qualities which marked them out as notable'. About 50 of these were studied in more detail by Paul Stamper and his records are now lodged with the Shropshire Records Office.

Acton Burnell Park, Acton Burnell Kinlet Hall & Park, Kinlet
Acton Reynald Park, Shawbury Leaton Knolls Hall, Pimhill
Acton Scott Hall, Acton Scott Llanforda Hall, Oswestry
Apley Park, Bridgnorth Longnor Hall & Park, Longnor
Aston Hall, Oswestry Loton Park, Alberbury
Berwick House, Shrewsbury Ludstone Hall, Claverley
Blodwell Hall, Llanyblodwel Moor Park, Richards Castle
Broadward Hall, Clungunford Oteley, Ellesmere
Brogyntyn, Oswestry Overton: The Lodge, Richards Castle
Buntingsdale Hall, Market Drayton Pell Wall, Market Drayton
Burford House, Burford Quinta, The, Weston Rhyn
Chesterton Old Hall, Worfield Ruckley Grange, Tong
Church Stretton Rectory, Church Stretton Shavington, Whitchurch
Chyknell, Claverley Shifnal, The Manor
Clun Castle, Clun Shrewsbury - 12 St John's Hill
Cound Hall, Cound Shrewsbury - 5 Quarry Place
Cressage Park, Cressage Stanley Hall, Bridgnorth
Decker Hill, Shifnal Stokesay Castle Park, Stokesay
Gatacre Park, Claverly Stokesay Court, Onibury
Golding, Cound Sundorne Castle, Uffington
Halston Hall, Whittington Tong Castle, Tong
Hardwick Hall, Ellesmere Walcot Hall, Lydbury North
Haughton Hall, Shifnal West Felton, The Nursery, Oswestry
Henlle Hall, Oswestry Woodcote Hall, Newport
Hoards Park, Astley Abbotts Woodhouse, West Felton
Hopton Court, Hopton Wafers Yeaton Peverey, Pimhill

Search the Parks and Gardens UK for more information on some of these gardens

Other Gardens Open to the Public

The following gardens are open to the public, some under the National Gardens Scheme, so please visit their website for more details.

Arley Arboretum

Upper Arley, nr Bridgnorth
DY12 1XG
Tel: 01299 861368

Arley Arboretum is one of the oldest in the UK having been first planted in 1820. Now over 300 species can be seen including some of the finest specimen trees in the country.

Wollerton Old Hall

Market Drayton 
Tel: 01630 685760

Three acre formal gardens located near Market Drayton. Plants are available for sale in the Nursery and delicious home-made snacks are available in the Tea Room.

Dorothy Clive Garden

Market Drayton 
Tel: 01630 647 237

Woodland plantings in old gravel quarry. Spectacular waterfall cascades between rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland plants. A south facing hillside has scree garden, water features and island beds.

The Dower House Garden

Morville Hall
WV16 5NB
Tel: 01746

1.5 acre site has been designed by Katherine Swift, the garden historian and writer, to tell the story of English gardening in a sequence of separate gardens designed in the style of different historical periods

Sunnycroft Villa (National Trust)

Holyhead Road
Tel: 01952 242884

Late Victorian gentleman`s villa which has survived largely unaltered. The grounds are a mini estate with pigsties, stables, kitchen garden, orchards, conservatory, flower garden and superb Wellingtonia avenue.

Gardens occasionally open under National Gardens Scheme

Preen Manor

Church Preen

6 acre garden on site of Cluniac monastery. Norman Shaw mansion. Kitchen, water and wild gardens. Fine trees in park, woodland walks. Developed over the past thirty years.

Jessamine Cottage


3 acre garden which includes wildlife pond., mixed island beds, lime avenue, large kitchen garden, parterre, stream and woodland. All season colour is provided by a rose garden and ornamental trees, large range attractive rabge of perennials and shrubs

Goldstone Hall and Gardens

Market Drayton

5 acres of grounds and gardens. A large well ordered kitchen garden with raised beds and herbal walkway covers over a third of an acre. Double tiered herbaceous border against a south facing wall. Award winning oak framed pavilion.

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