Criteria for identifying sites of sufficient historic interest to merit inclusion on the Hampshire Register of Historic Parks and Gardens

Dates reflect the main periods in the development of landscape design in England and are given to provide flexible guidance, rather than a rigid framework.

1. Sites with early historic landscape features, e.g. water meadows, deer parks, wood pasture, earth works. Example: Dogmersfield.

2. Sites formed before 1820 where there is still evidence of at least a proportion of the original landscape, park or garden design. Example: Eaglehurst; Luttrells Tower.

3. Sites laid out between 1820 and 1880 where enough of the layout survives to reflect the original design. Example: Efford.

4. Sites laid out between 1880 and 1920 which survive intact or relatively intact. Example: Hollyhill.

5. Post 1920 sites of recognised design quality that survive wholly or substantially intact. Example: Mountbatten House Roof Garden (Gateway House)

6. Gardens that have been created on historic sites to illustrate the period or enhance understanding of the site. Example: King John’s Garden.

In addition, the following criteria are used which may overlay /reinforce other criteria.

1. Sites that were influential in the development of taste, whether through reputation or reference in literature. Example: Jane Austen at Chawton; Augustus John at Fryern Court (formerly Pryors Court).

2. Sites that are early or representative examples of a design style, or the work of a landscape designer of local importance. Example: Inigo Triggs of Petersfield – Bramshott Rectory.

3. Sites associated with significant families, persons, events or horticultural innovation. Example: Gilpin – New Forest.

4. Sites that have group value and/or contribute to a distinct local landscape. Example: Horndean Villas.

5. Sites that represent particular communal, social, industrial or military landscapes. Example: Haslar Hospital

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