NZ1265 : Lane north of Walled Garden, Close House

taken 10 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Lane north of Walled Garden, Close House
Lane north of Walled Garden, Close House
The ramp provides access through the wall to Newcastle University Biology Field Station within the walled garden.

A plan of the estate from c.1794 shows the layout of the walled garden with the suggestion that glazed structures (frames or narrow fruit tree cases?) were present along the inside of the north wall. There is also evidence that the wall also had a system of internal heating by flues.
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 Archive LinkExternal link
Description of gardens: LinkExternal link

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Sunday, 13 January, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 January, 2013
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Lowlands  Educational sites  Roads, Road transport  Country estates  Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1274 6594 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2735N 1:48.1463W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1269 6594
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