In August 2020, Historic England added 24 post-war landscapes and gardens in need of protection to the National Heritage List for England. We also published an Introduction to Heritage Assets (IHAs) of this type - an accessible, authoritative, illustrated summary of what we know about post-war landscapes in England.
|The newly announced protections for Post-War Landscapes by Historic England are the result of a three-year collaboration with The Gardens Trust.
Thanks to suggestions from landscape professionals and members of the public, some of the best examples of landscapes designed between the end of the Second World War and the early 1990s have been identified for protection.
Sites range from the grounds of Brunel housing estate in London, conceived to create space for children to climb and play, to York Gate Garden in Leeds, created by talented amateur designers the Spencer family as a great suburban Arts and Crafts garden. And from Beth Chatto’s environmentally-sustainable garden in Essex to a memorial landscape to American President John F. Kennedy in Surrey.
Campbell Park, which connects the grid-planned new town of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire with the wide pastoral landscape beyond and the simple, striking landscape around the Cummins Engine Factory in Darlington, County Durham were also included.