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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

Registered Parks and Gardens

The English Heritage 'Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England', established in 1983, currently identifies over 1,600 sites assessed to be of national importance.

There are two Historic parks and gardens within the borough of Dudley that are on the English Heritage register. Priory Park, placed on the register as Grade II on the 7th November 2002 and the Leasowes, placed on the register as Grade I on the 1st July 1986.

Priory Park is an early C20 public park developed as part of a town planning scheme by Edward Prentice Mawson from an existing early and mid C19 villa garden on the site of a medieval priory.


The Leasowes a ferme ornee landscape laid out in the 1740s and 1750s by William Shenstone which was a potent influence on the style of landscape gardening then and in the later C18.