Stoke Park, Stoke Gifford - South Gloucestershire (UA)

Mid-C18 park laid out around crenellated Dower House. The park is in a dramatic location on a hill overlooking the city of Bristol and is embellished by monuments and eye-catchers. Now bisected by the M32 motorway. Setting compromised by dense residential development. Park under pressure from heavy and occasionally anti-social use, particularly affecting park structures. In 2012, the majority of the site was transferred to Bristol City Council who received a Historic England grant towards a Conservation Management Plan in 2015-16. The park is now under a Natural England Stewardship Scheme.

Stoke Park, Stoke Gifford - South Gloucestershire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Stoke Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1000129
  • Local Planning Authority: South Gloucestershire (UA)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

  • Unitary Authority: South Gloucestershire (UA) / Bristol, City of (UA)
  • Parish: Stoke Gifford
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bristol North West / Filton and Bradley Stoke / Bristol East
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 10 LBs, SM, part in CA

Contact Details

Jo McAllister 0117 975 0696

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England