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artificial mound

An artificial hill constructed to provide a good view, especially in Tudor gardens.

Mound, Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Artificial mound on the southern side of Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  Photograph copyright:  Janet E. Davis, 2007.

The rounded shape covered in paler green grass in the centre of the picture is an artificial mound. A garden temple, removed during the late 19th or early 20th century, was built on top of it during the 18th century. There are shallow stone steps either side, leading to the top.