Sandleford Priory, Greenham / Newtown - West Berkshire (UA) / Basingstoke and Deane

A mid-late C18 landscape laid out to designs by Lancelot Brown, surrounding a Gothwick house remodelled by James Wyatt. In 1947 the estate was sold into divided ownership, the house, gardens and core of the park being used as a school. Other ownerships have fallen prey to development (housing, waste disposal) leaving the core compromised as a design fragment which in turn is under-resourced in its management. The setting of the house and park and garden is extremely vulnerable to housing and business development potential identified in the Local Plan.

Sandleford Priory, Greenham / Newtown - West Berkshire (UA) / Basingstoke and Deane
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Sandleford Priory
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000333
    Local Planning Authority:
    West Berkshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Hampshire
    Unitary Authority:
    West Berkshire (UA)
    District / Borough:
    Basingstoke and Deane
    Parish:
    Greenham / Newtown
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Newbury
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 2 LBs