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Buckinghamshire Locally Important Sites – main list

Research and Recording Group

Locally Important Sites

One of the most important activities of the Trust is its research into Buckinghamshire’s parks, gardens and open spaces.

Our Research and Recording Group investigates and records the history of individual parks and gardens to ascertain their historic significance, record their current condition and inform their future conservation and development.

Our Research Group is friendly, lively and very active; we meet at Buckinghamshire Council offices about every six weeks to report on research findings and share good research practice. Volunteers are also invited to attend training days and educational visits, both locally and further afield. The Group’s research is used to raise awareness and inform owners and those responsible for the management of historic parks and gardens. Importantly, it is also used to inform the Trust’s responses to planning applications that may affect a site on the local or national Register.

Our all-important research findings feed into not only our local planning authority but Parks & Gardens UK and the Historic England List as well as being available for access to all online.

The sites we work on fall into the following categories:

  1. At-risk and vulnerable sites (such as those on the route of HS2)
  2. Sites identified already on the Local Buckinghamshire Register of Historic Parks & Gardens (these number 400-plus)
  3. Artists’ gardens in Buckinghamshire
  4. Cemeteries

We need volunteers who are interested in gardens, horticulture, social and cultural history, local history or archaeology to get involved and help support our work. If you would like to join our enthusiastic team helping to understand more about our garden heritage, please contact us.

Our group are discovering a wealth of information about each site, and once their reports on each site are completed they are published here. Hard copies are only provided to the property’s owners, Buckinghamshire Council’s planning department and their Historic Environment Register and Buckinghamshire Archives.

Please note that many of the properties on this list are in private ownership and not normally open to the public.

In April 2020 Buckinghamshire became a unitary authority, the former districts all coming under the control of Buckinghamshire Council. Until November 2021 we continued to use the four district names but from that date we have used the names of the new equivalent areas, as listed in brackets below.

Former local authority districts:
AVDC – Aylesbury Vale District Council (North and Central)
ChDC – Chiltern District Council (East)
RBWM –  Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (parts in Bucks pre-1974)
SBDC – South Bucks District Council (South)
WyDC – Wycombe District Council (West)

Other unitary authorities:
MKC – Milton Keynes Council (in Bucks pre-1997)
SlBC – Slough Borough Council (in Bucks pre-1974)

As our research on each site is completed it will be added to the (alphabetical) list here. Simply click on the name of a site to download the pdf file.

[R] indicates that the site is on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens and thus also appears on our list of Nationally Important Sites.

Please see the ‘categories’ to the right for a separate list of cemetery sites and park sites.  If you know of any other Bucks cemeteries worth recording (NB not church graveyards), please contact us.

Addington Manor   AVDC
Akeley Wood  AVDC
Alderbourne Manor   SBDC
Alscot Lodge
Amersham Museum  East
Ascott Old House & Wing Park  North
Barton Hartshorn   AVDC
Beachampton Hall  North
Bekonscot  ChDC
Bletchley Park  MKC
Boarstall Tower   AVDC
Bradwell House  MKC
Brands House, Four Ashes   WyDC
The Bury, Chesham  ChDC
Castle Hill House, High Wycombe   WyDC
Ceeley House  AVDC
Central Milton Keynes   MKC
Chalfont Park   ChDC
Chenies Manor   ChDC
Chesham Bois House   ChDC
Chetwode Manor  AVDC
Chetwode Priory   AVDC
Chilterns Crematorium ChDC
Chilton House AVDC
Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney   MKC
Crawley Grange  MKC
Dancers End Pumping Station,  AVDC
Denham Court  South
Denham Grove   SBDC
Denham Mount  South
Dinton Hall   AVDC
Ditton Park   SlBC [R]
Doddershall Park   
Dorney Court  SBDC
Dorton House   AVDC
Dorton Spa   AVDC
East Burnham Park SBDC
Former Hitcham House  South
Great Brickhill Manor   AVDC
Greenlands, Hambleden   WyDC
Green Park, Aston Clinton   AVDC
Grendon Hall  AVDC
Hampden House  WyDC
Hanslope Park    MKC
Heatherden Hall, home of Pinewood Studios   SBDC
High & Over, Amersham   ChDC
Hillesden House   AVDC
Hitcham House  South
Horsenden Manor
Horwood House   AVDC
Horwood Manor  AVDC
Lilies, Weedon    AVDC
Lillingstone House   AVDC
Liscombe Park  North
Little Halings, (Tile House Farm)   SBDC
The Manor House, Bledlow   WyDC
Manor House/Brooke House, Princes Risborough   WyDC
Nether Winchendon Manor AVDC
Newland Park ChDC
Orchard House, Olney   MKC
Oving House  AVDC
Pednor House  ChDC
Penn House ChDC
Peterley Manor  East
Poundon House
Priestfield Arboretum East
Quarrendon House  AVDC
Rayners (formerly Penn School) (updated Jan 2021)   WyDC
Richings   SBDC
Rignalls    WyDC 
Savay Farm, Denham   SBDC
Shrub’s Wood  ChDC
St Katharine’s
, Parmoor   WyDC
Stockgrove Park  North [R]
Stoke Court   SBDC
Stoke Place    SBDC
Swanbourne House School  AVDC
Tile House, Lillingstone Dayrell  North
Tingewick Hall    AVDC
The Vache, Chalfont St Giles  ChDC
Wavendon House MKC [R]
Wendover Manor    AVDC
Weston Park MKC
Winslow Hall   AVDC
Woodlands Park    ChDC
Woodrow High House    ChDC

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