Bramshill

The grade I Jacobean house at Bramshill is set within grade II* gardens and park. It has been the home of the national College of Policing for much of the post-war period but is now being sold to the private sector. acta prepared a conservation statement and management principles for the approval of English Heritage to ensure that the conservation of the landscape is fully taken into account in of the site by the new owners.

The central issues were identifying the resources and standards needed to retain the present high quality of historic landscape conservation and the constraints and opportunities in re-developing the college buildings. Landscape analysis defined the areas which made best use of landform and vegetation and those where reducing the volume or footprint of the buildings would have greatest benefit. The project also assessed the opportunities for clearing secondary woodland to reinstate parkland and heathland adjacent to a SSSI.


Bramshill is one of the most imposing Jacobean mansions in southern England with its setting largely intact


Features of the Italian Garden looking out across the park with its herd of white fallow deer survive


The College of Policing buildings have encroached on the setting of the mansion and character of the park and re-development is an opportunity to reduce these impacts