Image ID: 21850
Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives
Welbeck Abbey Park
Caption reads: Plate VII. takes in part of this grove of oaks, with a distant view of the house and the north end of the lake, which, when carried on about a quarter of a mile, as is intended; will be near three miles in length. . The plantations on the hills at the east end of the park are upon a great scale and truly magnificent. The ridings are of various widths, from twelve to a hundred yards, and skirted with a variety of evergreens, forming a pleasing diversity of colours. The trees are chiefly oak and chestnut, with some beach, larch, Weymouth pine, and other kinds of firs. The whole is near four hundred acres, all planted by the present Duke of Portland; and his Grace has every year the pleasure of seeing his noble plantation increase in growth beyond his expectation.
Organisation Reference: NCCW001190