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Brief description of site

Kirkharle Hall has the remnants of landscape pleasure grounds and a park. The site is now divided into two roughly equal areas by the A696 road, built in the mid-19th century. The two areas are Little Harle Park (to the north) and Kirkharle Hall (to the south). Restoration work has recently taken place. A serpentine lake has been created in the early-21st century, based upon a plan by Lancelot Brown.

Brief history of site

The site was laid out between 1718 and 1743 by William Loraine, 2nd Baronet. Later alterations were made by the 4th Baronet, possibly on the advice of Lancelot Brown.

Location information:

Address: Kirkharle, NE19 2PE

Locality: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Local Authorities:

Northumberland; Kirkwhelpington

Historical County: Northumberland

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 81 Grid Ref: NZ014825
Latitude: 55.1369 Longitude: -1.97958

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Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: commercial office

Site first created: 1718 to 1743

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 80

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