Beaudesert Park, Rugeley, England
Record Id: 325
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Beaudesert Park has the remains of a former landscape park. The house survives in a ruinous form and the site is now used as a Scout and Guide camp.
Surviving features include traces of rockwork attributed to James Pulham. There are also some specimen trees but the site is heavily overgrown with seedling trees and rhododendrons.
Brief history of site
Beaudesert Park was created during the 18th century. It may have been designed by William Emes. The site was the home of the Paget family who were once the largest landowners in Staffordshire. Humphry Repton produced a design for an Elizabethan-style garden during the 18th century but there is no evidence that this was carried out.
Address: Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1QD
Staffordshire; Lichfield; Longdon
Historical County: Staffordshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||128||Grid Ref:||SK055142|
Opening contact details:
Open for Scout and Guide camp holidays.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: recreation ground
Site first created: 1700 to 1799
Main period of development: 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 49.2