Tyne and Wear HER(13476): Ravensworth, arboretum - Details
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
Picturesque feature added to the 19th century designed landscape for the cultivation and display of rare trees. Some Lawson cypress and deciduous trees are present, but western hemlock, larch, sycamore and beech predominate. Little evidence of the arboretum survives as many of the original trees were felled to make way for commercial planting. Between Hill Head Wood and Fugarfield Wood is an area of fine deciduous trees including Spanish chestnut and yew. These seem to form an avenue which may have led to the arboretum.
North of England Civic Trust, April 2008, Ravensworth Castle and Estate, Gateshead, Conservation Plan, Appendix A, page 91, gazetteer no. 3A