Bentley Priory - Harrow

A C16 estate enlarged and improved in the late C18. Sir Uvedale Price and William Gilpin influenced the design in the early C19. Royal Air Force Fighter Command occupied the mansion from 1936, which played a central role in World War II, now converted to a museum with residential units, and new housing in the grounds. The Italian gardens and most of the immediate landscaped surrounds of the mansion have been restored, but boundary treatment, views and the character of the lake in land owned and managed by the Local Authority remain issues to be resolved.

Bentley Priory - Harrow
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bentley Priory
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001440
    Local Planning Authority:
    Harrow
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Harrow
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Harrow East
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Stable
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, LB grade II*