Embley Park, Wellow - Test Valley

C19 and early C20 woodland and shrub garden of late C18 origin, once the home of Florence Nightingale. After WWII the estate was divided, the house and historic core becoming a school. A Conservation Management Plan covers the school although the historic character is vulnerable to additional facilities. The wider park is divided between multiple owners and suffers accumulative development pressure. A Heritage Impact Assessment was commissioned by Test Valley in 2016 in response to further development proposals. The need to widen understanding of significance and sustain value remains.

Embley Park, Wellow - Test Valley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Embley Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1000215
  • Local Planning Authority: Test Valley
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Test Valley
  • Parish: Wellow
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Romsey and Southampton North
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 8 LBs