Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire, UK

Delivered On The Ground 2003


“The Abbey itself was founded by Gilbert de Gant in, or around, 1147 and populated with Cistercian monks from Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire.”

This park was the subject of an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund as a restoration and enhancement project. Works included draining, dredging and restoration of the 18th century lake, restoration of the Ice House, new play facilities, a flower garden, strategic tree felling of trees to reveal important lost views and restoration of a 17th century rose garden.

Urbanlogic’s Director, at the time Ian J Vincent, was responsible for the research, site survey / analysis and initial design concepts. This involved overlaying various maps and photographs to reveal the changing landscape character of the park over time.

This informed the outcome for the restoration of the grounds and also to look at possible new opportunities and uses, with extensive consultation with the local planning Authority and English Heritage.

"The best-preserved remains of a Cistercian Abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. Incorporated into part of a 17th century and later mansion, set in Rufford Country Park."English Heritage

At the time project consultants were LUC

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