Kingston Maurward, Stinsford - West Dorset

Designed landscape around early C18 house with notable Edwardian gardens open to the public. House forms nucleus of expanding land-based college. Many post-war buildings which impact on view lines and appreciation of designed landscape. In 2011 Natural England grant-aided a restoration plan for part of the park. Further development proposals appear to have been shelved, for the present. Historic England remains of the view that a masterplan is required to guide future development.

Kingston Maurward, Stinsford - West Dorset
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Kingston Maurward
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1000719
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Stinsford
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Dorset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally satisfactory but with minor localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Educational (state sector)
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 8 LBs, part in SM, part in CA