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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.

Location information:

Address: Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 1QD

Locality: Rugeley

Local Authorities:

Staffordshire; Lichfield; Longdon

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 128 Grid Ref: SK055142
Latitude: 52.7254 Longitude: -1.92

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Open for Scout and Guide camp holidays.

Key information:

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

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