Panshanger, Hertingfordbury / Hertford - East Hertfordshire

C18-early C19 landscape park laid out by Humphry Repton for early C19 country house (demolished mid C20), utilising the Mimram valley and earlier C18 landscape by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown at Cole Green. Phased mineral extraction since the 1990s has impacted landscape character, key views and the condition of landscape features including gardens, water bodies and woodland. Undergoing restoration as a country park, with some areas already open to the public. A Heritage Management Plan is in development to inform the next phases as the site shifts from active quarrying and into restoration.

Panshanger, Hertingfordbury / Hertford - East Hertfordshire
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Panshanger
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1000916
    Local Planning Authority:
    East Hertfordshire
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Hertfordshire
    District / Borough:
    East Hertfordshire
    Parish:
    Hertingfordbury / Hertford
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North East Hertfordshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Improving
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 6 LBs