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Forcett Park, North Yorkshire
Forcett Park was laid out in the mid 18th century in the English Landscape style to complement the Hall (Grade I listed) rebuilt by Daniel Garrett, among others, during the 1740s. The park is on the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest and contains several important listed buildings including a grotto incorporating an ice house and mount, a wilderness garden, the Stanwick Late Iron Age Opidum, as well as a large collection of veteran and rare trees including one of the largest cedar trees in the country.
Southern Green is leading a team commissioned to prepare a Parkland Plan, funded through Higher Level Stewardship, which will ensure that this important landscape continues to thrive, whilst important historic, archaeological and nature conservation features are preserved and safeguarded for the future.
The Parkland Park has increased understanding of the park’s development and significance. A phased programme of capital works has been drawn up including the restoration of the 4km long park walls, the Garrett entrance gates, the 1km long ha-ha, repairs to the ice house and grotto and clearance of the mount, interpretation of the former temple and extensive tree works and replanting of parkland trees.