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Brief description of site

Dorfold Hall has late-19th-century formal and woodland gardens of about 7.5 hectares which are set in a wider landscape park. The site occupies about 125 hectares in total. William Andrews Nesfield was commissioned to carry out the work.

Brief history of site

The Dorfold estate was bought in 1603 by Sir Roger Wilbraham. It was inherited by his younger brother who in 1616 constructed the greater part of the present house. The present garden layout was established between 1794 and 1822. William Andrews Nesfield improved the park and gardens in the late-19th century.

Location information:

Address: Chester Road, Acton, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8LA

Locality: Nantwich

Local Authorities:

Cheshire East; Nantwich

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 118 Grid Ref: SJ636525
Latitude: 53.0685 Longitude: -2.54469


1 mile west of Nantwich, on the A534

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Telephone 01 270 625245
Open on Tuesday afternoons only, April to October. Please check.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: Before 1616

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 125

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