Mentmore Towers, Mentmore / Tring Rural / Cheddington - Aylesbury Vale / Dacorum

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 at the main entrance. Sold in 2000, permission was sought to convert the house into a hotel and conference centre. With the estate now fragmented into various ownerships and new development proposals being broached Aylesbury Vale and Historic England have commssioned a Landscape & Conservation Area Appraisal to further define and assess heritage significance and inform decisions.

Mentmore Towers, Mentmore / Tring Rural / Cheddington - Aylesbury Vale / Dacorum
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Site Details

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


  • County: Buckinghamshire / Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: Aylesbury Vale / Dacorum
  • Parish: Mentmore / Tring Rural / Cheddington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Buckingham / South West Hertfordshire
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 10 LBs, 2 CAs