Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens, Northumberland
This grand Neoclassical mansion built by Sir Charles Monck in the early 19th century could well be the finest Greek Revival building in the country. It sits within impressive landscaped grounds, with eyecatching estate buildings and the unique quarry garden inspired by a Grand Tour stay in Syracuse. The estate has numerous other elements of the highest significance, including the exceptional medieval border castle, a deserted village, and a 17th century manor house.
We are working with English Heritage to create a document that considers all the heritage assets holistically alongside the practical issues of conservation, management, and improving the visitor experience. Our Plan will provide a robust set of policies to enable informed decisions about how best to manage the site, whilst increasing its popularity with visitors and securing its long-term financial future. We are also working on a full Gazetteer, to catalogue and describe the significance of every element, and serve as an essential tool for the day-to-day management of the site.