The National Trust
Beningbrough Hall and Park have a long history, evidence of which remains today in the 18th century house, historic and archaeological features in the landscape. The present-day park appears to have been developed with a great deal of influence in the 1820s from landscape designer William Sawrey Gilpin. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, mature and veteran trees, and much of the original design can be traced in remaining features. It has been owned and managed by the National Trust since the 1950s and as well as being open to the public, it is still farmed by tenants.
In 2008-9 Erika managed and contributed to the preparation of a Parkland Management Plan (as part of Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates Ltd) to support an application for Higher Level Stewardship. This included drawing together the input of a number of specialist sub-consultants, and balancing the interests and requirements of the many varied significances present in the park, design, archaeological, ecological, economic and social.