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Cresswell Hall and gardens (Ellington and Linton; Cresswell)

Colonnade of the former Cresswell Hall. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Colonnade of the former Cresswell Hall. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

Stable block of the former Cresswell Hall. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Stable block of the former Cresswell Hall. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The new Cresswell Hall was built between 1821-5 by John Shaw. By 1930 structural faults were said to be apparent and part of the building had already been demolished. The rest of the Hall was demolished some time after 1938. The stable block, built in 1829 and some arcading remain and are a Grade II Listed Building protected by law. The gardens of the Hall were landscaped and included lawns, rock gardens, flower borders and many trees and shrubs. There was a miniature railway. And a conservatory housed exotic plants. The most striking feature of the grounds were avenues of evergreen shrubs. The rockery was formed from the vertebrae or jaw bone of a whale stranded at Lynemouth.

Reference number:N11935
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Cresswell, Northumberland 2003; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Cresswell
Local History of Ellington and Linton


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