Valley Gardens and South Cliff Gardens - Scarborough

Public gardens, comprising a series of seaside walks and gardens with features from the mid-C19 to the 1930s including contributions from George Knowles, William Skipsey, Sir Joseph Paxton, HW Smith and Alfred Shuttleworth. Deterioration of the wider park combined with cliff erosion is resulting in the loss of sections of the path systems and park integrity. Scarborough Borough Council has been awarded National Lottery Heritage Funding to develop and implement proposals for major restoration of the park. Restoration and cliff stabilisation works are currently being implemented.

Valley Gardens and South Cliff Gardens - Scarborough
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Valley Gardens and south Cliff Gardens
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001528
    Local Planning Authority:
    Scarborough
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden

Location

    County:
    North Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Scarborough
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Scarborough and Whitby
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Improving
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 6 LBs, part in CA