JESMOND DENE, ARMSTRONG AND HEATON PARKS - Newcastle - List Entry

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    "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 as public parks from the late C19... The land alongside the Ouse Burn is shown as open fields with coal pits on C18 maps, when the river was exploited by water mills. By the mid C19 Jesmond Dene and the area occupied by Armstrong Park to the south had been acquired by Sir William Armstrong who laid out Jesmond Dene as private pleasure grounds during the period 1850 to 1860, although the grounds were opened to the public for a number of years before he gave the land to the Corporation in 1884. Armstrong Park, which had been laid out at a cost of £6000, was given to Newcastle Corporation in 1883. Heaton Park had been acquired by the Corporation in 1879...."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1001180
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 5 months ago
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