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 Historic England grant towards a Conservation Management Plan in 2015-16 which is now being implemented under Natural England Stewardship.

Stoke Park, Stoke Gifford - South Gloucestershire (UA)
© Historic England

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