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