Tyne & Wear HER: 11034
Post code: NE4 8QP
Grid ref: NZ21286378

Hodgkin Park, Benwell


Hodgkin Park in Benwell was donated to the public in 1899 by Thomas Hodgkin, a wealthy local Banker. The park had previously been the grounds to Hodgkin's house. The park is in two parts, divided by Armstrong Road. The south section of the park was refurbished in 2012-13 to include a new children’s play area, performance area, and water features. Four sculptures were added to the park in 1996. The first (no longer there) was 'Metroland' by Simon English, which had stone blocks from demolished buildings laid out into a maze. The 3 which remain are 'Paradise Gate', 'Metrolands Arbour' and 'Nine Lives' by William Pym.

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051240:Hodgkin Park Benwell Newcastle upon Tyne Northern Gossip 1899

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027382:Benwell Dene, Hodgkin Park, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne c.1910

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068040:Benwell Dene Hodgkin Park Benwell Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1902

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064398:The entrance Hodgkin Park Benwell Newcastle upon Tyne Maybury Malcolm 1997

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051266:Hodgkin Park Benwell Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1957-8

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051265:Hodgkin Park Benwell Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown 1957-8

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064397:Hodgkin Park, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Maybury Malcolm 1997

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'Paradise Gate'' by William Pym, Hodgkin Park

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'Metrolands Arbour' by William Pym, Hodgkin Park

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'Oasis Gate' by William Pym, Hodgkin Park

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Tyne and Wear HER(11034): Benwell, Hodgkin Park, sculptures
- "There are four sculptures in the park, erected in 1996. The first is 'Metroland' by Simon English, which stands in the southern end of the park. This resembles an archaeological ...

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'Paradise Gate'' by William Pym, Hodgkin Park

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