Registered Parks & Gardens

Historic Parks

Designed landscapes which are of special national historic interest are included on a national register known as the Register of Parks and Gardens compiled by Historic England. There are over 1450 sites on the register. Within Bassetlaw there are 4 landscapes included on the register.

  • Clumber Park - Grade I
    • C18 landscape park of c.1600ha, containing 8ha of C19 and early C20 formal and ornamental gardens.
  • Welbeck Abbey - Grade II
    • Landscape park with much woodland, c.1200ha, having had extensive C19 and early C20 formal gardens in the vicinity of the house.
  • Babworth Hall - Grade II
    • C18 landscape park of c.1600ha, containing 8ha of C19 and early C20 formal and ornamental gardens.

Although the parks and gardens are graded as seen with listed buildings they have no additional statutory protection in the way listed buildings do. Instead the Local Planning Authority is required to make provisions for their protection in their planning policies. The inclusion of a landscape on the national register of parks and gardens also makes them a material consideration in the planning process. Therefore when determining an application for development which would affect a registered park or garden the Local Planning Authority will take into account the historic interest of the site.

In conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council, the District Council has identified and surveyed a total of 56 other parks and gardens which are not on the national register. These are referred to as ‘Unregistered Parks and Gardens’. Further information on these sites is available on the ‘Unregistered Parks and Gardens’ web page.

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