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
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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


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