RUNNYMEDE & ANKERWYCKE
We have recently completed the preparation of a Conservation Plan for this complex and internationally significant landscape on the Thames as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid. World famous for representing the site of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215, the site possesses myriad other interests, including Lutyens designed buildings, a Jellicoe designed memorial garden, the Scheduled remains of a medieval priory, a 19th century parkland landscape, and the Ankerwycke Yew, one of Britain’s oldest and most culturally significant trees. The site is a highly popular visitor destination and provides a rare open green space adjacent to the Thames within its urbanised context. Through our research and management proposals, we assisted the National Trust in the better understanding of the landscape they own and have helped enable holistic future management to reintegrate the site and enhance its numerous significances.