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

Contact Details

Chris Mayes 0191 269 1226

Next steps

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