Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Record Id: 1413
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Gibside has an 18th-century landscape park and woodland.
Brief history of site
The landscape park was created by the Bowes family in the mid-18th century. George Bowes inherited in 1721 and shortly after began laying out the grounds. He sought advice from William Etty in 1727 and from Stephen Switzer in 1731. William Joyce, who was head gardener from 1732 to 1736, was a key figure in the laying out of the site.
Address: near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 6BG
Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear; Gateshead; Chopwell and Rowlands Gill
Historical County: Durham
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Opening contact details:
The grounds are open daily between 10 and 4 (until 6 in the summer).
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Site first created: 1726 to 1760
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 150