Elvaston Castle, Elvaston - South Derbyshire

A unique Victorian fantasy, the work of designer William Barron, which showcased the use of native and exotic evergreen trees as a winter garden. Later one of the country's earliest country parks. High use and lack of investment over many years has seen major decline in the condition of infrastructure, built and planted features. Historic England grant-aided repairs to listed structures within the garden and appraisals to help inform the future direction of the site. A masterplan for the park and buildings has been drawn up and put to public consultation.

Elvaston Castle, Elvaston - South Derbyshire
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Elvaston Castle
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1000404
    Local Planning Authority:
    South Derbyshire
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Derbyshire
    District / Borough:
    South Derbyshire
    Parish:
    Elvaston
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South Derbyshire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 19 LBs