Garendon Park, Shepshed - Charnwood

A remnant Arcadian landscape c1730, complete with triumphal arch and temple (both buildings at risk), designed by Ambrose Phillipps, a member of the Society of Dilettanti. Now seriously degraded. An outline application for a Sustainable Urban Extension was approved in 2015, subject to a Section 106 Agreement requiring the repair and restoration of the park and its buildings. The scheme has yet to be implemented.

Garendon Park, Shepshed - Charnwood
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Garendon
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1000379
  • Local Planning Authority: Charnwood
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • Locality: Garendon
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: Charnwood
  • Parish: Shepshed
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Loughborough
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 12 LBs, SM