Tyne and Wear HER(15576): Gosforth, Gosforth Park, lake - Details
Gosforth, Gosforth Park, lake
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
Shown on Collard's plan 1838 with two islands which was fed by a stream from the north and drained into the Ouseburn to the south. It is still present but is much smaller in size. There is a stone sluice which once controlled the level of water and the ruined remains of the boat house. In 1986 a fishing or rowing boat was found in the peat (HER 1837).
Ordnance Survey first edition, 1861; Thompson, Roy, 1996, Thunder Underground - Northumberland Mine Disasters 1815-1865, photo of lake 109, photos of boat-house and sluice 110; Collard's map of the country round Newcastle, 1838 in Archaeological Services Durham University, 2013, Newcastle Race Course at High Gosforth Park, North Gosforth, Tyne and Wear - archaeological desk based assessment