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Armstrong Park


Armstrong Park in Newcastle, connects with Jesmond Dene and Heaton Park to form a large green space, a short distance north-east of the city centre. Armstrong Bridge forms the boundary of Jesmond Dene and Armstrong Park, around the wooded east bank of the Dene (once known as Bulman Woods). Armstrong Park is divided from Heaton Park to the south by Jesmond Vale Road. Armstrong Park (along with Jesmond Dene and Heaton Park) is a Grade II listed Park and Garden on the National Heritage List for England. Features of the park include:
  • King John's Well
  • Heaton Windmill (C18th)
  • Cattle run - bridges carry paths over a sunken walkway of c.1880, providing cattle access to the river.
  • Many oak, elm, beech, ash and sycamore trees in the park are recorded in the Ancient Woodland inventory.
  • Tennis courts (C20th).
  • The Shoe Tree
In the 18th Century, the land along the sides of Ouse Burn (river) included woodland, open fields, coal pits and there were water mills along the river. In the early 19th Century, much of the land around Ouse Burn was owned by Armorer Donkin, a solicitor who employed William Armstrong as a clerk in the 1830s. Donkin became almost a father figure to Armstrong, who went on to become a famous industrialist. On Donkin’s death in 1851, Armstrong inherited much of the land.[1] Armstrong Park, was laid out at a cost of £6000, he gifted it to Newcastle Corporation in 1883.[2]

Heaton Heaton Park Parks and Gardens Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle Jesmond Vale Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900) Armorer Donkin (1779-1851) Cattle Run, Armstong Park Heaton Windmill King John's Well, Armstrong Park Shoe Tree, Armstong Park
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578957:Armstrong Park Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown c.1900

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069793:Armstrong Park Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown Undated

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038154:King John's Well Armstrong Park Heaton Newcastle upon Tyne City Engineers 1978

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Armstrong Park

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Royal Opening of Heaton’s Parks
- "20th August 1884 lived long in the memory of Victorian Heatonians. It was the day that royal visitors to the city processed down Shields Road, North View and Heaton Park ...

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Shoe Trees In Armstrong Park

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Tyne and Wear HER(11425): Heaton Park and Armstrong Park
- "On the south side of Armstrong Bridge is Armstrong Park, which is on the wooded east bank of the Dene. Paths lead through woodland with views of the Ouse Burn ...

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Armstrong Park
- "....This historic park on the East bank of the Ouseburn Valley is recorded in the Ancient Woodland inventory with many oak, elm, beech, ash and sycamore trees. The park is ...

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JESMOND DENE, ARMSTRONG AND HEATON PARKS - Newcastle - List Entry
- "Mid C19 pleasure grounds along the valley of the Ouse Burn, including the adjoining grounds of Heaton Hall which were laid out in the late C18. The areas were used ...

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Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900)
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Lord William Armstrong (1810-1900)
- Overview About William Armstrong William George Armstrong was born on 26th November 1810, in Shieldfield, Newcastle. He became a prominent engineer and industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth company, producing armaments which ...
Armorer Donkin (1779-1851)
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Armorer Donkin (1779-1851)
- Armorer Donkin (1779 - 1851) was a wealthy landowner, solicitor and businessman - he was one of Newcastle's leading solicitors. He was a member of the Donkin family of Great ...

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