Shaw House, Shaw cum Donnington / Newbury - West Berkshire (UA)

C16 or early C17 garden laid out by the Dolman family and a complex of early C18 water gardens by the Duke of Chandos. Bought by Berkshire County Council in 1946, Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage grants in 2005 restored the house as a conference centre and heritage attraction which opened to the public in 2008. The development of an academy school, fragmented land management and poor public realm affects views and landscape components. A Conservation Management Plan funded by Historic England is now being undertaken to understand and sustain significance and manage change.

Shaw House, Shaw cum Donnington / Newbury - West Berkshire (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Shaw House
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1001446
  • Local Planning Authority: West Berkshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden


  • Unitary Authority: West Berkshire (UA)
  • Parish: Shaw cum Donnington / Newbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Newbury
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Declining
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 6 LBs, 2 CAs