THE ESTATE

ESLINGTON PARK ESTATE
INTRODUCING

ESLINGTON PARK ESTATE

Eslington Park Estate is a historical private estate that has the seat of Lord Ravensworth. The estate is located between the Cheviot Hills on the border of Northumberland National Park and the Northumberland coastline.  

This diverse estate comprises arable and grassland, deciduous woodland, farm steadings, holiday and residential accommodation and sporting pursuits. The estate is also home to a solar park which has been developed to make the estate carbon neutral, alongside the strong ethos of country stewardship already being practiced.

FARMING

ON ESLINGTON PARK ESTATE

The estate has a strong tradition of farming and woodland management. Today the family maintain the home farm consisting of arable land for growing conventional crops – wheat, oilseed rape and barley.

More recently, the estate has endeavoured to regenerate land under the countryside stewardship schemes, by incorporating mixed farming practices and generating quality grassland for cattle and sheep.

HISTORY

OF ESLINGTON PARK ESTATE

The original country house, constructed for the Liddells, Earls of Ravensworth, in the early 18th century, is a Grade II* listed building and was the family’s second home. Their main residence was located closer to their coal mining operation at Ravensworth Castle in Gateshead.

The history of the Liddell family includes that of Alice Liddell, who is widely regarded as the inspiration behind the classic children’s story ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, written by Lewis Carroll, who was a close friend of the family.

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