Keys to the Past

The Hexham Parks (Hexham)

Part of the Hexham Parks.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Part of the Hexham Parks. Photo by Harry Rowland.

This is a group of three parks in the centre of Hexham. They are the Sele, the Abbey grounds and the grounds of Hexham House. The Sele was opened to the public in 1753 and were given to the town in 1908. The Abbey Grounds were remodelled in the late 18th to early 19th century and were bought and laid out as a public park in 1911. The grounds of the early 18th century Hexham House were purchased and laid out as a park in 1928.

Reference number:N13209
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Hexham Abbey Grounds 2002; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham

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