Briggens, Hunsdon / Stanstead Abbots - East Hertfordshire

Early C18 landscape park retaining features designed by Charles Bridgeman c1720, and focussed on a C18 and later country house set within early C20 Edwardian pleasure grounds designed by Lord Hunsdon. The site is in divided ownership with the majority of the parkland in use as a golf course. Built structures are unoccupied and multiple key features are in very poor condition, including Bridgeman’s formal water bodies, the arboretum, pleasure ground shrubberies, the C18 walled garden and the C19 and early C20 entrance lodges.

Briggens, Hunsdon / Stanstead Abbots - East Hertfordshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Briggens
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1001705
  • Local Planning Authority: East Hertfordshire
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • County: Hertfordshire
  • District / Borough: East Hertfordshire
  • Parish: Hunsdon / Stanstead Abbots
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hertford and Stortford / Harlow
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Private, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 7 LBs

Contact Details

Christopher Laine 020 7973 3473

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England