Skegness Foreshore Heritage Listing
Historic England has added areas of Skegness foreshore, including the Clock Tower and Tower Gardens, to the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in recognition of their historical significance.
The Grade II registration, confirmed by Historic England on Friday, November 3, 2017, provides added measures of protection to the areas listed and ensures the heritage of the foreshore can be enjoyed for generations to come. The registration specifically references the Clock Tower, with other well-known areas of the foreshore, including sunken gardens, bowling greens and the boating lake also included.
Going forward, we will be required to consult The Gardens Trust over any planning applications which may affect the Registered sites and the listing will also be used as the basis for relevant conservation policies.
In its report, Historic England noted the well-structured composition of the foreshore, punctuated by bridges, sunken formal gardens, pavilions, bowling greens and mock castles, linked by water features to create a visual and textural interest in what were formerly sand dunes. The report also pays tribute to the artistic flair and vision of Rowland Jenkins who first laid out the foreshore in its current form in 1920s and 1930s.
Skegness remains one of the UK's leading seaside resorts, attracting millions of visitors each year.
The listing from Historic England recognises that the layout and appearance of Skegness is something worth protecting for the future and we will be actively exploring funding opportunities to enhance the newly listed areas and wider Foreshore where opportunities allow.
More information, documents and the designated area map can be found here