Mentmore Towers, Mentmore / Tring Rural / Cheddington - Buckinghamshire (UA)

Sir Joseph Paxton designed this largest of the Rothschild family houses in a prominent position in the Vale of Aylesbury, with formal gardens and park to complement it and a contemporary Arts and Crafts estate village. Sold in 2000, permission was sought to convert the house into a hotel and conference centre. With the estate ownership fragmented, much of the park converted to golf, and new development proposals a Landscape & Conservation Area Appraisal funded by Historic England and completed in 2020 assesses the significance, fabric, character and setting of Mentmore to inform decisions.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Mentmore Towers
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1000319
    Local Planning Authority:
    Buckinghamshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    Unitary Authority:
    Buckinghamshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Mentmore / Tring Rural / Cheddington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Buckingham / South West Hertfordshire
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Stable
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 10 LBs, 2 CAs

Contact Details

Kay Richardson 0207 973 3647