Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, Durham, England
Record Id: 2168
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Lumley Castle has pleasure grounds and a park with which a number of leading designers from the area were associated. There were several main phases of activity occurring throughout the 18th century, making their mark as part of the present landscape.
Brief history of site
In 1389 Sir Ralph de Lumley was granted licence to crenelate. George London visited the site in 1701. He was the first of a series of major designers known to have been consulted on the landscape. Later advisors included Sir John Vanbrugh, Stephen Switzer and probably also Charles Bridgeman and Thomas Wright.
Address: Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4NX
County Durham; Great Lumley
Historical County: Durham
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The site is off the A1 at junction 63, following signs for Riverside. Please see:
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: hotel
Site first created: After 1389
Main period of development: 18th century