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Brief description of site

Hesleyside has a landscape park with the remains of an early formal layout. There is also a walled garden.

Brief history of site

In 1631, during a period of relative peace in the Borders, a pele tower on the site was adapted into a house by adding a two-storey domestic range to the east of the tower. The formal landscape was probably first laid out around 1715. The walled garden dates from around 1770, and the landscape park dates from around 1776. A plan of this date shows the estate with a very formal structure. Considerable additions to the Hall and gardens were undertaken in the mid-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Hesleyside, near Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48 2LA

Locality: Bellingham, Northumberland

Local Authorities:

Northumberland; Bellingham

Historical County: Northumberland

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 80 Grid Ref: NY816837
Latitude: 55.1473 Longitude: -2.29023

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1715 to 1776

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 85

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