Urban Landscapes

Register of Parks and Gardens Selection Guide

This is one of four complementary selection guides which briefly describe the types of designed landscape included on The Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, and set out selection criteria for designation.

This guide covers urban landscapes ranging from town squares to municipal parks, from private gardens to public walks.

The other three guides treat Rural Landscapes, Institutional Landscapes, and Landscapes of Remembrance. The listing of buildings in designed landscapes is considered in the Garden and Park Structures listing selection guide, and the scheduling of archaeological garden remains, principally but not exclusively earthwork remains, is dealt with more fully in the Gardens scheduling selection guide.


  • Introduction
  • Historical summary
  • Criteria for registration
  • Specific considerations
  • Select bibliography
  • Where to get advice
  • Acknowledgments

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 32
  • Product Code: HEAG093


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