NZ1265 : Club House, Close House

taken 5 months ago, near to Wylam, Northumberland, Great Britain

Club House, Close House
Club House, Close House
A rearing stallion is the logo of Close House Golf Course and appears in various guises around the estate NZ1265 : Rearing Stallion driftwood sculpture, Close House Golf Course

One with Christmas lights has been installed on the 'golf green' island in the pond south of the Club House (No. 19).
Close House
Close House was built in 1779 for the private use of the Bewicke family on the site of an earlier monastic house. The mansion and estate were sold in 1953 and bought for the sum of 13,190 by James Rutherford and Sons who sold it on to Kings College, later the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1960 who had it refurbished in 1994 for 1,000,000.

The University sold the whole Estate to local business man Graham Wylie in 2004 and it reopened as a hotel and golf venue in 2005. LinkExternal link

In March 2014 it was reported that former computing millionaire, Graham Wylie, announced plans to convert Close House Hotel into a private home for his family. He is said to have invested an estimated 50m since buying it from Newcastle University 10 years ago. LinkExternal link
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There is a brief history here LinkExternal link
Description of house: LinkExternal link
Descriptions of gardens: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Primary Subject of Photo
Golf Club 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1263 6573 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.1605N 1:48.2500W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1266 6566
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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