Plumpton Rocks, Plompton - Harrogate

Mid-C18 pleasure grounds laid out with advice from John Carr as the grounds for a country house built within a pre-existing park of C16 origin. Painted by JMW Turner in 1798. Landscape designed around an artificial lake contained by dam, probably designed by John Carr. Lake surrounded by picturesque sandstone outcrops, often surmounted by trees. The lake has been de-silted and the dam has been repaired. Historic England grant has been offered towards further works which are required to meet the Reservoirs Act, which will be carried out in late 2019.

Plumpton Rocks, Plompton - Harrogate
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Plumpton Rocks
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1000535
    Local Planning Authority:
    Harrogate
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden

Location

    County:
    North Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Harrogate
    Parish:
    Plompton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Selby and Ainsty
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with minor localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Improving
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 13 LBs, part in CA