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Brief description of site

Seaton Delaval has the remains of a garden layout on a raised platform. The gardens cover some six hectares, in grounds of around 16 hectares. There is an avenue of around 1.8 kilometres to the south-west. The site has recently been acquired by the National Trust, following a lengthy campaign to save it for the local community.

Brief history of site

The site dates from around 1720 and was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, with earlier and later features. Much of the garden was designed in 1947 by James Russell, with further restoration in the 1950s and 1960s.

Location information:

Address: Avenue Road, Seaton Delaval, NE26 4QR

Locality: Northumberland

Local Authorities:

Northumberland; Seaton Delaval

Historical County: Northumberland

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 88 Grid Ref: NZ322766
Latitude: 55.0828 Longitude: -1.49714

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from Friday to Monday between April and December. Please see:

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1718 to 1728

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 22

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