Central Bedfordshire contains a large number of buildings which, although not Listed Buildings, are considered to be buildings of local interest mostly by reason of their historical interest. These buildings make an important contribution to the heritage of Central Bedfordshire.
Many of these buildings have already been identified within the conservation area appraisals and they may also be identified through discussions between owners/interested parties and the Council, and during the course of a planning application. Where buildings have been identified as Heritage Assets in this way, a planning application will be expected to be supported by a Heritage Asset Assessment in accordance with the Government’s requirements in PPS5: Planning for the Historic Environment.
Our War Memorials Officer acts as the focal point within the Council for war memorial matters, takes a civic lead on the issue and liaises with the War Memorials Trust for support and advice.
We have started to build up a comprehensive record of War Memorials in Bedfordshire (PDF 209KB) (this document and the individual links may take a few seconds to open) – if you would like to add anything, please contact our War Memorials Officer:
Peter Fraser, Head of Partnership and Community Engagement, Central Bedfordshire Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about funding for war memorials here.
The War Memorials Trust website also has useful factsheets.
A registered park and garden is one that is included in the English Heritage ‘Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest’. Parks and gardens are registered in order to identify those sites that are of special historic interest.
There are… registered parks and gardens in Central Bedfordshire.
The decision as to whether a park or garden is worth of inclusion on the national register is by assessment by English Heritage and further details are available on English Heritage website.