Stewart Park

Stewart Park is the largest park in Middlesbrough, covering approximately 50 hectares.The site of the former Marton Hall Estate, which was laid out by the prominent Middlesbrough industrialist Henry Bolckow.The park includes the remains of Marton Hall's gardens and parkland and a number of significant landscapes and built features but is also particularly significant as the birthplace of the explorer, navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook FRS RN.There is a fine tree collection, particularly of conifers, unrivalled in the North East in a public park, with lake and upper romantic ponds featuring innovative Victorian concrete rockwork.The park also houses a museum to celebrate Captain Cook.The park is located on the southern outskirts of Middlesbrough adjacent to the Marton Village. There are a number of Grade II listed structures in the park including the stable block and farm buildings, memorial to Captain James Cook, Loggia to Marton Hall and the temple.Stewart Park is included in the register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England.In the southern half there is mature woodland and an Arboretum that predominantly covers the park whilst the northern areas consist of predominantly open parkland and main lake.Heritage Lottery and Parks for People funding has enabled Middlesbrough Council to safeguard the future of the Park, preserve its significant historic landscape and continue the ongoing improvement programme for the parks and public open spaces in the town.The funding included a £4.4m HLF grant through Parks for People.

Green Flag
Award Winner
Managing Organisation
Middlesbrough Council
Contact
Craig Holmes
Telephone
01642 300202