Hartford Hall, Northumberland
The Hall was built by William Burdon in the early 19th century on a plateau above a steeply sided wooded valley of the River Blyth with spectacular views south. Burdon's landscape at Hartford Hall reflects the changes in landscape garden style which were evolving at the end of the 18th century and includes parkland and a picturesque walk.
Southern Green was commissioned to develop a Conservation Management Plan for historic parkland as part of an enabling development proposal with the aim of securing the long-term future of the Hall and its landscape setting through a commercially viable development package.
The Conservation Management Plan was the product of consultation with all those who are involved with the development of the estate, Simpson and Brown Conservation Architects and architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall, Northumberland County Conservation Officer, Wansbeck District Council, English Heritage, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and residents at Hartford.
Following completion of the Plan, Southern Green developing detailed proposals to restore the north lawn adjacent to the Hall, the terraced gardens and the riverside walk as well as proposals for new housing set within the park.