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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.

Location information:

Address: near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 6BG

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne

Local Authorities:

Tyne and Wear; Gateshead; Chopwell and Rowlands Gill

Historical County: Durham

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 88 Grid Ref: NZ172584
Latitude: 54.92 Longitude: -1.73319

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The grounds are open daily between 10 and 4 (until 6 in the summer).

Key information:

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

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