Milton Abbey and its historic landscape setting – the cradle of the English Kingdom and the English language over a thousand years ago, now a sleeping giant…about to be wakened. The study began with the discovery of a dangerously leaking roof at Milton Abbey Church, but it has led to something much more important. The Abbey is surrounded by an internationally important example of Capability Brown’s landscape design – one of the finest sites which is a breathtaking 300 acre setting.
Liz Lake Associates in partnership with John Phibbs of Debois Landscape Survey Group has been appointed as Conservation Planner and Landscape Architect to support the Stage 2 HLF application at Milton Abbey on behalf of the three main project partners (The Diocese of Salisbury, Milton Abbey School and the Forestry Commission). This project is of crucial importance to restore both Milton Abbey itself and to take this window of opportunity to preserve one of Capability Brown’s most spectacular landscapes at the dawning of the 300th anniversary of his birth in 2016.
Working closely with the project team, LLA has recently submitted the first stage of proposals to the Heritage Lottery Fund.