Danbury Park, Danbury / Sandon - Chelmsford

Mid C19 gardens created for the Bishops of Rochester, focussed on the early C19 Danbury Palace and set with a C16-C18 landscape park developed by the Mildmay, Fytche and Round families from an earlier medieval deer park. The site is divided between multiple owners, resulting in differential management, obstructed views and fragmentation of the designed landscape. Numerous features, such as the icehouse, ha-ha, lakes, and Lime Avenue are deteriorating. An historic landscape survey exists, but a shared vision and strategy for improved management across the whole site is required.

Danbury Park, Danbury / Sandon - Chelmsford
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Danbury Park
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000739
    Local Planning Authority:
    Chelmsford
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Essex
    District / Borough:
    Chelmsford
    Parish:
    Danbury / Sandon
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Maldon
    Region:
    East of England

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, 2 LBs, SM, part in CA