Registered historic parks and gardens

Historic England have established a national record of historic parks and gardens which make an important contribution to our landscape heritage. From town gardens and public parks to the great country estates, such places are an important, distinctive and much cherished part of our inheritance.

Plymouth has six registered parks and gardens:

  • Civic Square (Grade II)
  • Devonport Park (Grade II)
  • Ford Park Cemetery (Grade II)
  • The Hoe (Grade II)
  • Plympton House (Grade II)
  • Saltram Estate (Grade II* due to the garden becoming formal in the eighteenth century, with advice on garden structures from Lord Grantham and from c. 1770 advice from the landscape designer, Nathaniel Richmond)

You will need to gain consent for any development that may affect a registered park or garden so it is a good idea to discuss your plans with us as soon as possible. You can book a face-to-face meeting at Ballard House (£50 for one hour) with a planning officer to discuss your proposal. They can advise if planning permission is required and guide you through the application process. Email or call 01752 304366 for more information and to book an appointment.

We also offer a development enquiry service for pre-application advice and information.

Additional guidance on historic parks and gardens, over and above what is contained in the Supplementary Planning Documents: Sustainable design can be found below:

 Registered parks and gardens factsheet [PDF, 94KB]