Tortworth Court, Cromhall / Falfield / Tortworth - South Gloucestershire (UA)

Important Victorian house and grounds, including renowned arboretum. House now a hotel and part of grounds lost to Leyhill Open Prison. Walled garden being redeveloped for light industrial use. Arboretum neglected. Extensive loss of trees in park. The registered area is in multiple ownership and suffers from a lack of holistic management. In 2016 a Conservation Management Plan for part of the registered park was produced with grant aid from Historic England. This was followed in 2017 by a grant to assist with de-silting the lake, which forms the centrepiece of the design.

Tortworth Court, Cromhall / Falfield / Tortworth - South Gloucestershire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Tortworth Court
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1000394
  • Local Planning Authority: South Gloucestershire (UA)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • Unitary Authority: South Gloucestershire (UA)
  • Parish: Cromhall / Falfield / Tortworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Thornbury and Yate
  • Region: South West

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*, 7 LBs, part in SM