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Research Projects

When he lived and worked in Shropshire in the 1990's Dr. Paul Stamper identified over 300 sites in Shropshire which might be defined as an historic designed landscape. More detailed studies were undertaken on approximately 50 sites and recorded in a Parks and Gardens Compendium which formed the basis of Dr. Stamper's influential book 'The Historic Parks and Gardens of Shropshire'.

As a result of Dr. Stamper's work, designed landscapes in Shropshire have been divided into three categories: 32 sites of National Importance; 55 of Local Importance and over 200 sites of local interest. As the majority of these sites have not been researched and recorded, Shropshire Parks & Gardens Trust have set up the Research and Recording Project to ensure that detailed information on individual sites is available in future to assist the important work of site conservation and management.

Name of siteGrade
Acton Burnell Park, Acton BurnellII
Albrighton Hall, PimhillII
Aldenham Park, MorvilleII
Attingham Park, AtchamII*
Berwick Hall, ShrewsburyII
Badger Hall and Dingle, BridgnorthII
Boscobel House, BrewoodII
Brogyntyn Hall, OswestryII
Burwarton Hall, LudlowII
Chetwynd Park, NewportII
Condover Hall, CondoverII
Court of Hill, NashII
Davenport House, WorfieldII*
Dudmaston Hall, QuattII
Ferney Hall, OniburyII
Hatton Grange, ShifnalII
Hawkstone Park, Weston-under-RedcastleI
Henley Hall, BitterleyII
Hodnet Park, HodnetII
Lilleshall Hall, SherrifhalesII
Linley Hall, MoreII
Longner Hall, AtchamII
Ludstone Hall, ClaverlyII*
Millichope Park, MunslowII*
Oakly Park, BromfieldII
Orleton, WrockwardineII
Patshull (partly Staffs), WolverhamptonII
Pitchford Estate, Acton BurnellII
Pradoe, Ruyton XI TownsII
Quarry Park and Dingle, ShrewsburyII
Stokesay Court, OniburyII
Walcott Hall, Lydbury NorthII
Wenlock Abbey, Much WenlockII
Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard (part Staffordshire)II*

Looking Ahead

Working with Shropshire Council's Historic Environment Records team, a group of volunteers are currently logging structures in parks including icehouses, gate lodges, walled gardens, and boat houses in order to log them as a 'material consideration' in Planning terms.

This is a long term project and will only succeed with the help of volunteers whether garden owners, members of the public and other interested parties. Any contribution in time and expertise will be gratefully received.

If you feel you may be able to help or have any questions, please contact us.

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