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Kirkharle Hall landscape park (Kirkwhelpington)

Kirkharle Hall landscape park.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Kirkharle Hall landscape park. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Kirkharle Hall landscape park was created by William Lorraine and Capability Brown in the 18th century. Capability Brown's first job was working on the Kirkharle estate. Part of the landscaping involved demolishing the village of Kirkharle. The park and formal garden at Kirkharle contains Grade II Listed Buildings and is protected as a Registered Park and Garden.

Reference number:N10507
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):MANAGEMENT SURVEY, Kirkharle and Little Harle, Northumberland: Survey and Management Plan for an Historical Landscape 1993; Groundwork North East
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Green Rigg Wind Farm: cumulative review of landscape and visual and archaeological issues 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, Steadings windfarm - cultural heritage impact, including assessment of cumulative effects 2007; Oxford Archaeological Associates
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Kirkharle Pele Tower, Kirkharle 2008; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


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