Sandleford Priory, Greenham - West Berkshire (UA)

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 - West Berkshire (UA)
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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


  • Unitary Authority: West Berkshire (UA)
  • Parish: Greenham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Newbury
  • Region: 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