Halswell Park, Goathurst / Broomfield - Sedgemoor

An C18 landscape park. Local preservation trusts have restored two important garden buildings but some other structures remain in poor condition. The centrepiece of the design, Mill Wood, was largely denuded of trees, however it changed hands in spring 2015 and was reunited with the house. This has led to a major programme of replanting and repairs to structures including the listed Bath stone bridge. Despite this, the majority of the park remains under intensive cultivation.

Halswell Park, Goathurst / Broomfield - Sedgemoor
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Halswell Park
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001145
    Local Planning Authority:
    Sedgemoor
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    Sedgemoor
    Parish:
    Goathurst / Broomfield
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bridgwater and West Somerset
    Region:
    South West

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, 17 LBs