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Hesleyside landscape park (Bellingham)

This landscape park was created in around 1776 and covers about 20 hectares. Although it dates to the period when Capability Brown was working, Hesleyside is not attributed to him. The original plans for the garden included five avenues and a scheme to re-channel the Hesley Burn. Three of these avenues exist today and are planted with chestnut, lime and possibly sycamore. Other elements of the park include a walled garden and woodland. There are also remains of an early formal garden layout which may date to the early 18th century. The terrace, garden walls, gate piers, gates and forecourt walls are all Grade II Listed Buildings protected by law. This is a Grade II registered garden.

Reference number:N8000
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Green Rigg Wind Farm: cumulative review of landscape and visual and archaeological issues 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham


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