Great Barr Hall, Walsall - Walsall / Sandwell

Parkland and pleasure grounds, partly by Humphry Repton and John Nash. Much of the historic park was built over as a hospital in C20, in turn replaced by a modern housing estate. Due to longstanding lack of regular maintenance, the pleasure grounds and planting around the lakes are now completely overgrown. The banks of the lakes are being eroded, though repairs to some outfalls and spillways were carried out in 2017. Proposals for enabling development within the park remain under consideration by the Local Authority.

Great Barr Hall, Walsall - Walsall / Sandwell
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Great Barr Hall
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001202
    Local Planning Authority:
    Walsall
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    Locality:
    Walsall
    County:
    West Midlands
    District / Borough:
    Walsall / Sandwell
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Walsall South / West Bromwich East
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Private, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 3 LBs, part in CA