Designation and Beyond: conservation uses of historic landscape research

Historic Landscape Project training day, with Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust

Nottingham County Hall & Nottingham Embankment Memorial Gardens, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Research into historic parks and gardens can provide an invaluable contribution to the conservation and protection of these precious assets … and national Designation is only the beginning!

This day will offer an exploration of the Designation system, how we can use it and how we can contribute, with particular reference to First World War memorial landscapes.

Delegates will leave with an understanding of how the Designation system works with realistic practical ways in which they can use and contribute to it.

Draft Programme

9.45am: Arrival, with tea and coffee

10.15am: Welcome
(Councillor John Knight, Chairman of Nottinghamshire Culture Committee and Jason Mordan, Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust)

10.30am: Intro
(Linden Groves, The Gardens Trust, Historic Landscape Project Officer)

10.40am: Using the complete Designation toolbox
(Linden Groves and Paul Stamper, Historic England Senior Adviser, Listing)

11.30am: The power of HEROs
(Jason Mordan, Nottinghamshire County Council)

12.00pm: Discussion

12.15pm: National Designation: the Holy Grail?
(Paul Stamper)

12.40pm: Discussion

12.45pm: Recording First World War Memorial Parks
(Rachael Stamper, Parks and Gardens UK)

1.15pm: Lunch (provided)

2.00pm: Introduction to Nottingham Embankment Memorial Gardens

2.15pm: Site visit to Nottingham Embankment Memorial

3.30pm: Tea and coffee

3.45pm: Case Study: Designation experiences in Nottinghamshire
(Michael Tagg, Conservation Officer, Bassetlaw District Council with Jason Mordan)

4.15pm: ‘Enriching the List’ Project
(Paul Stamper, Historic England)

4.30pm: In a nutshell: key points to take away
(Led by Linden Groves)

5.00pm: Close

This is a free event, booking and enquiries via