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Wynyard Park, Durham

Historical Description

Wynyard Park, the seat of the Marquis of Londonderry in Grindon parish, Durham, 2 miles from Wynyard station on the N.E.R.,and 5 NNW of Stockton-upon-Tees. The mansion, standing in a park of about 2500 acres, was founded in 18-22 by the Marquis of Londonderry; went on toward completion till 1841, when it was destroyed by fire, with an estimated loss of £150,000; was immediately afterwards begun to be reconstructed; and is a magnificent edifice in The Grecian style, with a grand Corinthian portico, and with a statue gallery 120 feet long, 80 wide, and 60 high. There is also a fine chapel, built in 1880 at a cost of £5000. An obelisk, nearly 130 feet, standing on the highest ground in the park, commemorates a visit of the Duke of Wellington in 1827. A reading-room was erected in 1892 by the Marquis of Londonderry, for the use of tenants and workpeople on the estate.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Wynyard Park are available from a number of sites:

CountyStockton on Tees