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 (now completed), 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

Location

    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