NZ1265 : Greenhouses, Newcastle University Biology Field Station, Close House

taken 7 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Greenhouses, Newcastle University Biology Field Station, Close House
Greenhouses, Newcastle University Biology Field Station, Close House
The field station of Newcastle University's School of Biology is situated in the old walled garden, it has a glasshouse complex and trials area. The walled garden and laboratories are principally used for research and teaching of invertebrate biology - since presticides have never been used in the area. The glasshouses are used for research on a wide range of mostly plant-based topics.

A large part of the trials area is dominated by the fumigation systems used to study the effects of air pollution on plants. There are 16 open top chambers that produce controlled exposure to the pollutant gas, ozone NZ1265 : Frozen glasshouses at Close House laboratories
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
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Description of gardens: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 January, 2013
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Lowlands  Educational sites  Country estates 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1285 6592 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2626N 1:48.0432W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1283 6595
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