Work begins on Great Linford Manor 'Reveal, Restore and Revive' project

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Great Linford Manor Park is a special and wonderful place to visit, with a history that can be traced back at least to Saxon times. Many of its features, for example the Water Gardens and nearby Wilderness Garden, date from the 17th and 18th Centuries, when the park was laid out to provide the setting to the impressive Manor House (a private property) that still provides the main focal point in the park today.

The Parks Trust are excited to announce that Contractors 'Ground Control' have began implementing the 'project masterplan,' after being awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

You can see below the huge re-generation plan for the area, which aims to repair many of the parks' historic features.

The work will see better access to the secret pond on the North side of the canal, a restoration of the water gardens so water can flow freely through the park again and making pathway access much easier. Overflow car parks are also being added to the site with a lay by for minibuses / coaches to safely drop off visitors to the park.

Did you know that there's a disused quarry behind the stone circle at the park? It's made from limestone and was used as a source of stone for the Manor and other estate buildings.

The project aims to create a surfaced footpath through the quarry to make it easier for all to explore.

For full details on the project, click here.