Gunnersbury Park W5 - Hounslow

A landscape park developed in the C18 by Princess Amelia and in the C19 by Baron Lionel de Rothschild. It became a public park in 1925. The Local Authority developed a phased, 15 year masterplan: ‘Gunnersbury 2026’. The phase 1 landscape improvements funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund/Big Lottery Fund are complete and the Local Authority is developing plans for the next phases of the restoration, including the Small Mansion, Stables and Potomac Lake which are also at risk. A Community Interest Company has been established to oversee the long-term development and management of the park.

Gunnersbury Park W5 - Hounslow
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Gunnersbury Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1000808
  • Local Planning Authority: Hounslow
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • Postcode: W5
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Hounslow / Ealing
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Brentford and Isleworth / Ealing Central and Acton
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Improving
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 22 LBs, part in CA