Croxdale Hall, Croxdale and Hett - County Durham (UA)

A late-C18 walled garden accompanying a country house, set in parkland of early to mid-C18 origin. The walled garden and lakes are by the designer Lewis Kennedy. Croxdale Hall has been the seat of the Salvin family since the C15. Maintenance of the gardens has fallen back in recent years and the waterbodies are in poor and deteriorating condition. The notable 'cranked' walls flanking the orangery are in an advanced state of decay. Historic England has carried out recent research into the significance of the walled garden and is in discussion with the owner regarding future management.

Croxdale Hall, Croxdale and Hett - County Durham (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Croxdale Hall
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1001271
  • Local Planning Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces


  • Unitary Authority: County Durham (UA)
  • Parish: Croxdale and Hett
  • Parliamentary Constituency: City of Durham
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 17 LBs, 2 SMs, part in CA