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


  • 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