The Register/Inventory of Hampshire’s gardens, parks and landscapes of historical interest was first created by Hampshire County Council (HCC) in the 1980s as a direct result of concern about the growing pressure on land in Hampshire and a fear that the County’s rich heritage of historic parks and gardens could be under threat from development. HCC published the Hampshire Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in 1984 and this list was subsequently developed to appear on-line, with a contribution of additional research by Hampshire Gardens Trust.

In 2012, at HCC’s request, Hampshire Gardens Trust’s volunteers took over the task of managing and updating the Register and transferred the data to the HGT web-site you see today. Whilst every attempt is made to keep the list updated, it isn’t perfect, and we would very much welcome feedback if you identify any errors or inaccuracies: please email and every effort will be made to deal with your query as quickly as possible.

The Hampshire Inventory of Historic Parks, Gardens & Public Green Spaces; designed or ornamental landscapes and places of recreation are of historic interest when they:

HCC Register Cover

HCC Register Cover 2000

  • – illustrate some particular aspect of the history of gardens, parks, and landscape design. For instance they may represent the work of a particular designer or have been created in a particular period or style. They may contain features that are of historic, archaeological, architectural, artistic, horticultural, cultural or social interest;
  • – have significant historic associations, for example with a particular person or event;
  • – have a group value with buildings or other land of historic interest or significance;
  • – retain features that represent a rich tapestry of historical changes and development of the landscape; or
  • – provide the setting for some of our most important buildings.

The Inventory of sites are listed by Local Authority, click on the authority name below to review the appropriate list and here to return to the Home page. Click here for a list of Abbreviations

Basingstoke & Deane East Hampshire Eastleigh
Fareham Gosport Hart
Havant New Forest District Council New Forest National Park
Portsmouth Rushmoor Southampton
South Downs National Park Test Valley Winchester


AHBR Archaeological and Historic Building Record
AONB Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
c – small before a number around/approximately e.g. c8 ha approximately 8 hectares
C – capital C before a number Century e.g. C19 nineteenth century
CA Conservation area
CP Country Park (Defra)
EA-GWP Environment Agency Groundwater Source Protection
EH English Heritage now Historic England
ha hectares
HCC Hampshire County Council
HE II (I,II or II*) Historic England & grade
HER Historic Environment record
HGT Hampshire Gardens Trust
LB II (I, II, or II*) Listed Building & grade
LP Local Plan
NFNP New Forest National Park
SAM Scheduled Ancient Monument
SCI Site of Community Importance (Defra)
SDNP South Downs National Park
SINC Site of Importance for Nature Conservation
SMR Sites and Monuments Record (forerunner of LB)
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
TPO Tree Preservation Order
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