PARKS AND GARDENS
Click on the Local Authority Districts
below to view a list and photographs of the Parks, Gardens and Landscapes which
Lancashire Gardens Trust are surveying and those which are Registered by English Heritage. More information about the English Heritage Registered
parks and gardens and some of the survey sites can be found at Parks
and Gardens UK.
Blackburn with Darwen
and 1999 English Heritage carried out a programme of county-based surveys of Historic
Designed Landscapes in
partnership with local authorities and other locally-based organisations in
order to identify sites of historic and special interest.
Ed. Bennis and
J. Dyke from Manchester Metropolitan University School of Landscape produced
the Lancashire survey in 1998: Judith Roberts
and Edna Currie produced the Greater Manchester survey in 1988
Gallagher the Merseyside Report in 1994. In all
over 930 parks and gardens have been identified, and Lancashire Gardens Trust aims to survey and research these sites in more
detail, including those which have already been wholly or partly 'lost', so that they can be fully recorded and information made available.
us your recent or old photographs of parks and gardens on the lists so that we can put
them onto the web.
Can you remember visiting them in their 'heyday'
send us your memories.
Do you belong to a
'friends of' group - let us know.
you own or have an interest in one of the survey sites please contact us for more information.
Since the 1980s, English Heritage have
established and maintained a national record of the historic parks and gardens
which they consider make the greatest contribution to our landscape - the Register
of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.
It now contains over 1600 sites countrywide and 78 of these are within Lancashire. These
sites together with information about other heritage 'assets' can be found at
English Heritage's new online database www.heritagegateway.org.uk
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