Woodfold Park, Pleasington / Samlesbury / Mellor - Ribble Valley / South Ribble / Blackburn with Darwen (UA)

Park laid out in the 1790s providing the setting for a country house. The house is now subdivided into multiple ownership and various estate buildings have been converted into private dwellings. This progressive redevelopment has impacted significantly upon the historic character of the designed landscape in the immediate vicinity of the principal buildings. Management of the wider parkland for agriculture, principally dairy farming, is further diminishing the character of the landscape. The park is within both Blackburn with Darwen and South Ribble Local Authorities.

Woodfold Park, Pleasington / Samlesbury / Mellor - Ribble Valley / South Ribble / Blackburn with Darwen (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Woodfold Park
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001341
    Local Planning Authority:
    Ribble Valley
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Park

Location

    Locality:
    Mellor Pleasington
    County:
    Lancashire
    Unitary Authority:
    Blackburn with Darwen (UA)
    District / Borough:
    Ribble Valley / South Ribble
    Parish:
    Pleasington / Samlesbury / Mellor
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Blackburn
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Private, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 7 LBs