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Belsay Estate, Quarry Garden

Introduction

The Quarry Garden is located west of the hall and leads to the castle ruins. The quarry was created because of the practical need for stone to build Belsay Hall, but it was excavated to a plan by Sir Charles Monck to create a dramatic canyon. It is enhanced by the planting of yews and pines along the top of the northern cliff and rhododendrons on the canyon floor. Sir Arthur Middleton extended the quarry west, planting an area with native species to convey how the quarry looked before the introduction of exotics.

Visitor Facilities

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Contact
Features

Plant Environment

  • Environment
  • Quarry Garden

Style

  • Picturesque
  • Arch
  • Description: An artificially created rock arch which leads into the quarry garden.
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  • Arch
  • Description: An artificially created archway of rusticated masonry with a heavy wooden door.
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Visitor Access & Directions

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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Belsay
Associated People
References

References

Related Documents
  • CLS 1/370/5

    Belsay Estate Conservation Plan: Gazeteer - Digital copy
    Elizabeth Banks Associates - undated

  • CLS 1/370/2

    Landscape Restoration Masterplan - Digital copy
    Elizabeth Banks Associates - 1991

  • CLOS 1/1062

    Outline Management Plan - Digital copy
    The Landscape Agency, Dominic Cole Landscape Architects - 2012

  • CLS 1/370/3

    Survey, Landscape Assessment and Conservation Proposals - Digital copy
    Elizabeth Banks Associates - 1998

  • CLS 1/370/4

    Survey, Landscape Assessment and Conservation Proposals: Appendices - Digital copy
    Elizabeth Banks Associates - 1998

  • CLS 1/371

    Figures and Plates - Digital copy
    Elizabeth Banks Associates - 1998