Briggens, Hunsdon / Roydon / Stanstead Abbots - East Hertfordshire / Epping Forest

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 / Roydon / Stanstead Abbots - East Hertfordshire / Epping Forest
© Historic England

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

Location

    County:
    Hertfordshire / Essex
    District / Borough:
    East Hertfordshire / Epping Forest
    Parish:
    Hunsdon / Roydon / 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:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 7 LBs