Tyne and Wear HER(9886): Benwell, Atkinson Road, Benwell Nature Park

  • Description

    "Benwell Nature Park is a very young but already splendid oasis. Created after the demolition of two streets in 1982, it is now a well used and well cared for park. The houses that were originally on the site were built to house workers from factories along Scotswood Road, such as the Armstrong Vickers munitions factory. The only remnant of these is a cobbled back lane. The five acre park contains woodland, an attractive pond, artworks, and great views overlooking the Tyne valley. Many natural habitats have developed in the pond and the hedgerows...."
  • Owner

  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/9886
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 10 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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