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

Contact Details

Erika Diaz Petersen 07920 478545

Next steps

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