Swainston, Calbourne - Isle of Wight (UA)

Mid-late C18 woodland pleasure grounds, set in parkland, with intersecting avenues and water features incorporating earlier fishponds. The reconstructed house and repaired gardens are now a hotel, but some key features lie in the remainder of the estate in private ownership where parkland has been converted to arable land, and light industrial use or multiple access is affecting the historic value.The southern portion of the estate, including a temple, is separated from the core by a road. A joint approach to deliver a funded Parkland Plan to sustain and enhance significance could assist here.

Swainston, Calbourne - Isle of Wight (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Swainston
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000930
    Local Planning Authority:
    Isle of Wight (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    Unitary Authority:
    Isle of Wight (UA)
    Parish:
    Calbourne
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Isle of Wight
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 3 LBs