Elvaston Castle, Elvaston - South Derbyshire

A unique Victorian fantasy, the great 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 gardens management and maintenance plan is being implemented and a masterplan for the park and buildings adopted.

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


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