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Garden and Park Structures

Front cover for Designation Listing Selection Guide: Garden and Park Structures

Designation Listing Selection Guide

A guide to outline the selection criteria used when designating garden and park structures.

This selection guide is devoted to individual built structures found in gardens and parks, rather than the designed landscapes themselves. Inevitably, there is overlap with other selection guides. Monuments and mausoleums are covered in that for Commemorative Structures. Fountains, hard surfaces and other items are covered in Street Furniture. Some categories of landscape buildings, such as boathouses, are also covered in Sport and Recreation, and seaside structures appear on Culture and Entertainment. For stables see the Selection Guide for Suburban and Country Houses, and for home farms (which could be incidents in a landscape as well as an architectural expression of an enlightened and improving landlord) Agricultural Buildings.

This is one of a series of guides which set out some of our approaches to designating buildings. Covering twenty broad categories of building types, they including historical overviews and special considerations for listing, plus select bibliographies. They are primarily intended to develop understanding of designated buildings and structures, and to offer insight into designation decision making.


  • Introduction and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Specific considerations when considering garden and park structures for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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