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Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park is a large Victorian park situated in Gateshead. The major part of the park was designed by Edward Kemp. Also known as the 'People's Park' and part of Gateshead's heritage since it opened to the public in 1876, the park is steeped in history. Thanks to a £10 million restoration project 2002-2005 funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Gateshead Council, the park has been restored to its former glory.

Saltwell Park has been given numerous prestigious awards, such as "Britain's Best Park" 2005 and "Green Flag Award" 2006 amongst others.

At the centre lies William Wailes's former home, the Grade II listed Saltwell Towers, also restored, with the addition of a café and visitor information points located in the building.

The park also contains a boating lake, children's play areas including animal stables, aviaries, a stream (The Dene), bandstand, a yew-hedge maze, bowling greens and tennis courts. The park's bandstand was at one time situated in the middle of the lake and bands had to travel across the lake by boat.
War memorials, decorative seats and many items of public art are also to be found.

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A detailed descriptive history of the park is given here LinkExternal link
Other images of Saltwell Park on Geograph (including mine) can be found here Link
Tyne and Wear HER(5004): Gateshead, Saltwell Park LinkExternal link
by Andrew Curtis

Created: Fri, 27 Nov 2009, Updated: Wed, 24 Dec 2014


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NZ2561 : Northern Fields & Lake, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : The Salte Welle, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : The Dene, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Stable Block, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : The Almond Pavilion, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : 'Pavilion for Cultural Exchange', Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Bowling green, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Aviaries, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Saltwell Towers, east side by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Maze, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Children's playground, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : East Lodge, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Geese, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Broad Walk, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Saltwell Park Lake by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Bandstand, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Japanese Garden, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Durham Light Infantry War Memorial, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Charlton Memorial Fountain, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Bridge over The Dene, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Bird and squirrel feeding area, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2561 : Shelter, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Saltwell Towers by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : Primosole Bridge, Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis
NZ2560 : 'The Language Stone', Saltwell Park by Andrew Curtis

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