Lansdown Cemetery and Beckford's Tower - Bath and North East Somerset (UA)

A cemetery consecrated in 1848, incorporating features of a former pleasure ground and ride created by William Beckford and the architect Henry Edmund Goodridge in c1825-7. Key design features have been neglected and are in declining condition including the Grotto Tunnel. The landscape has become fragmented as a result of different ownership. Beckford's Tower (II*) has also been placed at risk. The Beckford Tower Trust have secured funding via the Natoinal Lottery Heritage Fund (2019) and private donation (2021) for restoration works and acquisition of the paddocks and grotto.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Lansdown Cemetery and Beckford's Tower
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000563
    Local Planning Authority:
    Bath and North East Somerset (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Urban space

Location

    Unitary Authority:
    Bath and North East Somerset (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bath
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 4 LBs, CA, WHS

Contact Details

Jo McAllister 0117 975 0696