Moston Hall, (also known as the Dale), Chester, England
Record Id: 6866
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
The house, lawn, tennis court, and wooded grotto remain, but the walled gardens, extensive shrubbery borders, parkland etc have all been lost. The surrounding estate and new buildings are used for military purposes.
Brief history of site
There was a manor of Moston in the 13th century with the abbots of St Werburgh claiming various privileges there. After the dissolution of the monasteries the estate became the property of John Morgell, registrar of the diocese of Chester, who is said to have built the original Moston Hall. This was replaced by a new house after 1789 when the estate passed into the ownership of Richard Massey, and the gardens developed. In 1937 it was taken over by the then War Department and remains MoD property.
Address: The Dale Barracks, Liverpool Road, Chester, CH2 4BD
Cheshire West and Chester; Moston
Historical County: Cheshire
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Form of site: country estate
Context or principal building: country house
Plant type/environment: woodland garden
Site Style : English landscape garden
Site first created: 1790 to 1800
Main period of development: Late 18th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 38