Saltwell Park, (also known as People's Park), Gateshead, England
Record Id: 2899
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Saltwell Park is a 19th-century public park. It was voted Britain's best park in 2005, having been restored using funds from the Heritage Lottery. Features include ornamental and woodland gardens, a boating lake, bowling greens and a maze.
Brief history of site
The gardens around Saltwell Towers were laid out for stained glass manufacturer William Wailes from the 1850s onwards and were acquired by Gateshead Corporation in 1875. Edward Kemp made designs for the existing gardens and some adjacent fields. The park was opened in 1876.
Address: Saltwell Road, NE9 5AX
Tyne and Wear; Gateshead
Historical County: Durham
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal park, open daily from dawn till dusk.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: urban park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1850 to 1876
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 8