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 36. Belsay Hall & Gardens

and medieval Belsay Castle

 

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BELSAY HALL

Sir Charles Monck (who had changed his name from Middleton) built Belsay Hall in 1810-1817 to his own designs based on studies from 1804-1806, made on his honeymoon in Athens! The plans were drawn up by John Dobson of Newcastle architectural fame. Belsay Hall is a block of six by six bays raised like a Greek temple on a podium of three steps. Belsay Hall is built of attractive honey-coloured stone.

In the upper part of the model is Belsay Castle and below it Belsay Hall with the surrounding grounds in which you find gardens, sculptures etc. etc.!

 

The impressive stables of Belsay Hall.

 

 

 

The fronts of Belsay Hall are punctuated with giant Doric column pilasters.

 

 

The columns of the central interior of the hall of Belsay Hall with fine brass railings.

 

Some of the floral wall decoration of Belsay Hall.

 

Some very old electrical fittings in Belsay Hall.

 

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View of the gardens from an upper window of Belsay Hall.

 

More of Belsay Hall's fine floral wall decoration.

 

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ART DISPLAYS

Some of the art on display in Belsay Hall.

 

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A pretty impressive fireplace in one of Belsay Hall's rooms.

 

A fine cafe in Belsay Hall.

 

An old cooking range in Belsay Hall.

 

 


BELSAY HALL GARDENS

All sorts of art installations appear in the gardens of Belsay Hall.

 

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BELSAY CASTLE

In the grounds of Belsay Hall is Belsay Castle, one of the finest and most impressive medieval castles in Northumberland.

 

The tower and facade of Belsay Castle, much of it dates from early to mid 14th century, but the two storeyed house adjoining the medieval castle was built in 1614.

 

An interesting wooden sculpture by Belsay Castle.

 

 

Belsay Castle is L shaped

 

The interior of Belsay Castle also contains some art installations.

 

 

The old medieval steps of the tower of Belsay Castle.

 

 

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