Conservation of Both the Built Heritage & Environment.

The estate was one of the earliest to have a countryside stewardship agreement over 20 years ago and has a current HLS agreement with Natural England. It has a committed programme to maintain nature conservation and management of wildlife habitats. Some of the of the activities have been:

  • Reintroduction of grazing on Chase End Hill in cooperation with Malvern Hills Conservators to reduce the invasive bracken and scrub.
  • A project to preserve of the High Brown Fritillary Butterfly in the SSSI (site of special scientific interest) on Chase End Hill
  • Agreement in 1993 with the Countryside Agency saw the 18th Century Park replanted and an additional 100 acres of new parkland laid out with an additional 197 specimen trees.
  • Since 1991 80,000 trees (mainly oak) and 6000 metres of new hedgerow have been planted maintained
  • 3 ponds dug out and a further 4 more planned
  • Six miles of public footpaths maintained by the estate
  • Wildlife, flora and fauna biodiversity audit for 15 years by FWAG to assess the effects of the variety of conservation works on the range and diversity of the flora and fauna. The breeding bird surveys showed that from the total number of 41 birds recorded an increase in the medium conservation concern and the number of birds of high conservation concern remained high with the return of Lapwing, Yellowhammers, House Sparrow, Skylark, Starlings and Song Thrush with a new recording of Marsh tit.
  • Restoration of 18th Century walled garden
  • Substantial maintenance programme for Bromesberrow Place, stables and other listed buildings. The two Regency cottage orne and one tudor cottage have had their thatched roofs restored.

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