Welcome to the Lydiard Park Friends website

Last update February 2018


The Friends of Lydiard Park is an independent charity dedicated to supporting the conservation and continued enhancement of Lydiard House and Park.

Lydiard Park Heritage Trust - the preferred bidder for managing Lydiard House & Park

We have supported the Trust’s bid to take over the management of Lydiard House & Park but Swindon Borough Council have suddenly and unilaterally decided to abandon plans to transfer operational and management control of Lydiard Park to the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust and bring the process to an end.

       Their decision leaves Lydiard without an effective management team and at grave risk.

See the press release from Lydiard Park Heritage Trust   click here

Other Press coverage:                               

                                           Click here to see Swindon Advertiser article of Tuesday 27th February 2018.

Click here to see Swindon Link article of Thursday 22nd February 2018.

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Second book of the Lydiard Chronicles was launched at Lydiard House

Elizabeth St.John's novel "The Lady of the Tower" is now followed by the story of the next generation in "by Love Divided". Elizabeth launched the book in December at Lydiard House as the second part of the Lydiard Chronicles. Click here to see the Link Magazine article with pictures of the launch.

Funds raised through membership help finance work that might otherwise not be possible.