Bearwood College, Arborfield and Newland / Barkham / Winnersh - Wokingham (UA)

This C19 landscaped park and woodland surrounds an imposing Victorian country house on formal terraces overlooking a picturesque lake with design by William Sawrey Gilpin and Pulham. The house and gardens are owned by a private school and a charitable trust, whereas the wider park is now adapted as a golf course and Reading FC's new training site. A Conservation Management Plan process and liaison group has been developed to include proposals to restore lost vistas and the Pulhamite garden. Historic England is advising on how these initiatives and proposals can be taken forward.

Bearwood College, Arborfield and Newland / Barkham / Winnersh - Wokingham (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bearwood College
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1000414
    Local Planning Authority:
    Wokingham (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    Unitary Authority:
    Wokingham (UA)
    Parish:
    Arborfield and Newland / Barkham / Winnersh
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Wokingham
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 5 LBs