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Historic parks and gardens

Parks and gardens of special historic interest are registered by English Heritage in a similar way to buildings of architectural or historic interest.

There are three parks and gardens of special historic interest in the Forest of Dean district:

Parks and gardens of special historic interest Grade
Clearwell Castle  Grade-II*
Flaxley Abbey Grade-I
Westbury Court    Grade-II*


Development is not permitted that adversely affects the character, setting, amenities, historical context or views within, into or from a park or garden of historic interest. Applications involving a park or garden of historic interest need consultation with English Heritage.