The Story of our logo

FPP Logo Final 2014 (v2) 448The concept for the logo originates from the strong Cowper family influence on the Panshanger estate of the past 300 years.

The lions forearm or “gamb” that sits atop the shield holding an oak branch is based on the Cowper family crest. The actual crest can be seen on the wall of the house that is known as South Lodge and also on the tomb within St Mary’s Church in Hertingfordbury.

The three golden rings that wrap around the shield are a nod toward the three golden rings from the Cowper coat of arms.

The blue ribbon that holds our motto, is an inference to the river Mimram which forms an integral part of the landscape and has been the cause of so much architectural and landscaping inspiration over the years

“Tuum Est” means “it is thine” or in modern parlance “it is yours”. This fits well with our Values in making the park open to all.

The oak leaves & acorns celebrate the existence of the majestic 600 year old oak that resides within the Panshanger park.

Public Access Rights

From 1st January 2018 mineral extraction has finished on the Panshanger Estate.

This means the full Country Park is now open. This public amenity for Hertfordshire is a legal obligation, in perpetuity, on the landowners. As granted by the Secretary of  State for Environment in 1980 in exchange for valuable mineral extraction rights.

See Country Park Access Map on home page to see areas you should now feel free to enter and enjoy.

Fences or locked gates restricting access to Country Park areas are not legal obstructions to public access.

Who we are

Friends of Panshanger Park formed in 2013 to represent groups & individuals disappointed by years of delay in the opening up of the full Country Park at Panshanger. The Panshanger estate owners were granted mineral extraction rights in following a Public Inquiry. The resulting legal agreement obliged the owners to return a restored Country Park with a wide range of facilities to the people of Hertfordshire.

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