Tabley House Collection

The Tabley House Collection

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House Collection

Tabley House

Tabley House was built by the architect John Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester in 1767. The Leicesters lived at Tabley from the 14th Century, first in the Old Hall on a moated island. and later in the fine house as it stands today.

St Peter’s Chapel, originally built on the island in 1678, was moved in 1927 and re-erected on its present site which is adjacent to the house.  The Chapel and the ante-chapel, which now […]

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Brook Street Heritage Site

Brook Street Heritage Site

Brook Street Heritage Centre

Brook Street Unitarian Chapel built in 1689

Brook Street Heritage site includes the chapel, graveyard, gardens, chapel hall and exhibition rooms.

The Chapel is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and was built in  1689, soon after the passing of the Act of Toleration 1689. It is built in red brick with a stone-flagged roof in two storeys with two external staircases. Inside is a gallery on three sides and a pulpit on a long wall. The pulpit dates […]

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Tatton Park (Mansion & Gardens)

Tatton Park

Tatton Park is a historic estate that may be accessed from the bottom of King Street in Knutsford. The second (main) entrance is at the Rostherne end of the park.  The  estate contains a mansion – Tatton Hall, a manor house dating from medieval times – Tatton Old Hall, gardens, a farm and a deer park of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2).

Tatton Park is a popular visitor attraction and hosts over 100 events each year. The estate is owned by the National Trust, who administer it jointly with Cheshire East Council. Since 1999 it hosts North West England’s annual Royal Horticultural Flower show.

History

There […]

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Quarry Bank Mill and Country Park

Quarry Bank Mill and Country Park

Quarry Bank Mill

The River Bollin flowing past Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is in Styal, approximately 10 miles from Knutsford. It is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is a museum of the cotton industry. Recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, it inspired the 2013 television series The Mill.

Quarry Bank, Styal has two different faces.  One is of cottages standing just as they did in Elizabethan days, thatch and all, one up, one down, while the other is the large, two garaged houses with […]

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