Seaton Delaval, Seaton Valley - Northumberland (UA)

Remains of an early-C18 park and garden, partially restored in the 1950s-60s. The house and landscape designs are attributed to Sir John Vanbrugh in 1719. The approach avenue is deteriorating and woodland regeneration is concealing key landscape features, including earthworks and the mausoleum. Ha-ha walls and corner bastions are being damaged by scrub and tree growth, with areas of partial collapse. A Conservation Management Plan has been produced. The site was awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant in 2016 and major conservation and repair works are now in progress.

Seaton Delaval, Seaton Valley - Northumberland (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Seaton Delaval
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1001052
    Local Planning Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces

Location

    Locality:
    Seaton Delaval
    Unitary Authority:
    Northumberland (UA)
    Parish:
    Seaton Valley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Blyth Valley
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Improving
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 20 LBs, part in CA