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This site has the following component area(s):

Rode Hall, Kitchen Garden

Rode Hall, Formal Garden


Brief description of site

Rode Hall has a landscape park designed by Humphry Repton in 1790 and created by John Webb in the early-19th century. The park occupies about 88 hectares. Features include a lake which is a mile long and covers 16 hectares and an icehouse. There is also a formal garden of 1861 and a walled kitchen garden within the parkland. The site has an associated Reservoirs Act.

Brief history of site

The hall was re-built in around 1700, and the size of the hall was doubled in 1752. The parkland at Rode Hall was designed by Humphry Repton in 1790. John Webb implemented his plans between 1800 and 1810. W. A. Nesfield was commissioned to improve the site after 1861.

Location information:

Address: Rode Hall, Church Lane, Scholar Green, Congleton, Cheshire, ST7 3QP

Locality: Crewe

Local Authorities:

Cheshire East; Odd Rode

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 118 Grid Ref: SJ 819 572
Latitude: 53.1117 Longitude: -2.27185


South-east of Sandbach, north of Stoke-on-Trent.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open from April to September, Tues/Wed/Thurs, 2pm to 5pm.
Also open in February for the snowdrop display.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1790 to 1810

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 88

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