Nostell Priory Gardens & Park
The National Trust
Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, was constructed in the early 18th century by James Paine and later developed by Robert Adam. Whilst there were plans designed by Stephen Switzer and Joseph Perfect for the landscape, these were only partly implemented. Nostell Priory, the gardens and park are in the care of the National Trust and have become popular with visitors.
In 2006-7, Erika designed and provided contract management for the restoration and creation of new footpaths in the Pleasure Grounds (as part of Hilary Taylor Landscape Associates), to extend public access within the gardens and help to reinvigorate the wooded area next to the Lake. As part of this work, she carried out analysis of historic maps and photographs, and the locations of significant trees along the route of the new footpath. She also contributed to the impact assessment and design of a new car park, opened in 2010.
Nostell Priory is Grade II* on the English Heritage Register of historic parks and gardens of special interest. For more information on visiting Nostell Priory, click here.