Bawdsey Manor, Bawdsey - Suffolk Coastal

Elaborate gardens laid out between 1885 and 1909 for Sir Cuthbert and Lady Quilter on advice from Alfred Parsons. The site contains numerous garden features built by James Pulham and Son in the 1890s, including an extensive artificial cliff garden complete with seats and alcoves. The Pulhamite features require conservation, and both gardens and park are in need of strategic management. Coastal erosion remains a major concern. The site is under new ownership, and restoration of some park and garden features will come forward alongside redevelopment of the site as an outdoor education centre.

Bawdsey Manor, Bawdsey - Suffolk Coastal
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Bawdsey Manor
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1001465
  • Local Planning Authority: Suffolk Coastal
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden


  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Suffolk Coastal
  • Parish: Bawdsey
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Suffolk Coastal
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 9 LBs