Keys to the Past

Blagdon Park (Stannington)

Temple in Blagdon Park. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1956.
Temple in Blagdon Park. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1956.

Obelisks in Blagdon Park. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1956.
Obelisks in Blagdon Park. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1956.

These are the remains of the gardens surrounding Blagdon Hall. The earliest gardens were laid out in the early 18th century, but alterations were made in the late 18th century. The Snitter Burn was dammed to make a lake. The gardens were redesigned in the 1930s by the famous gardener Gertrude Jekyll. However, little remains of her garden, and much of the site has been destroyed by coal mining. This is a Registered Garden.

Reference number:N11443
Historical period: Hanoverian (1714 to 1837)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Mid 20th Century (1933 to 1966)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Delhi, Blagdon Hall 2005; Northern Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Stannington


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