NZ0878 : Belsay Park

taken 10 years ago, near to Belsay, Northumberland, England

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Belsay Park
Belsay Park
Part of the extensive gardens viewed from the upper floor of Belsay Hall.
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Belsay Castle is a 14th-century medieval castle. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade I listed building. (LinkExternal link Images of England)

The main structure, a substantial story rectangular pele tower with rounded turrets and battlements was constructed about 1370, and was the home of the Middleton family. In 1614 Thomas Middleton built a new manor house attached to the tower. A west wing was added in 1711 but was later largely demolished in 1872 by Sir Arthur Middleton when the remainder of the house was considerably altered.

The castle was abandoned as a residence by the family in the early 19th century when Sir Charles Monck built Belsay Hall (LinkExternal link Images of England) close by. The interiors were largely removed and it was then used as a ready-made folly, as was fashionable among the aristocracy at the time, serving as setting for garden parties and other entertainments.

Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens are administered by English Heritage and are open to the public.
LinkExternal link Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, Official English heritage web site.
LinkExternal link Wikipedia

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Country estates other tags: Stately Home English Heritage Garden Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NZ0878, 262 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 1 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 July, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0883 7828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:5.9318N 1:51.7899W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0883 7834
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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