Tyne and Wear HER(7905): Axwell Park, serpentine lake - Details
Axwell Park, serpentine lake
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
Described on the Ordnance Survey first edition as a "fish pond" but it was in fact a 1km long ornamental serpentine lake, with a boat house (HER 7904) and sluice (HER 7906).
Ordnance Survey first edition map 1850; G. Stobbs, Tyne and Wear Museums, 2005, Axwell Park, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear - Archaeological Assessment; N.G. Rippeth, 1990, Blaydon in old picture postcards; Eric Clavering and Alan Rounding, 1995, Early Tyneside Industrialism: The lower Derwent and Blaydon Burn Valleys 1550-1700, Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 5, Vol XXIII, pages 249-268; Alan Rounding, 2011, Winlaton Waggonways >1633-1720, Winlaton/Brockwell I >1633-c1720, East Winlaton I >1633-c1655 (unpublished text for HER)