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


  • 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

Contact Details

Christopher Laine 020 7973 3473

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England