Description"Minsteracres is famous for its beautiful avenue of awe-inspiring Californian Giant Redwoods (Sequoiadendron giganteum). One planted for Henry Silvertop in April 1857 was recorded by G.C. Atkinson in 1873 as already at a height of 32 ft 6 ins (9.9m) and of substantial girth. There are a total of 140 trees in the avenue and around the house. The best sight is the main avenue from the A68 road up to the house. The avenue of trees rises in height and curves with the road. It comprises 64 trees, with 31 on one side and 33 on the other. The remaining trees are mostly near the house and south west of it in the Barleyhill area which is 900 ft above sea level. The trees are visible from some distance outside the hall grounds [] The Rev. Jules Lenders stated ‘it is a view which once seen, one can never forget and wishes only for an opportunity to admire again’ (Rev. J. Lenders, Minsteracres: the Silvertop Family, the Minsteracres Estate, the Mission and Church, Orphans Press, 1932). Giant Redwoods of Northumbria by S. Robbins, The Vasculum Vol. 92 (2007)." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2015.
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