Nantwich Walled Garden, Cheshire, England
Record Id: 9558
The garden consists of about half an acre of land surrounded by a 16th-century wall, which was listed Grade II for a number of years by the Department of the Environment and then English Heritage. Since 2013 it has been included within the Nantwich Conservation Area. In 2015, English Heritage (now Historic England) confirmed the Grade II listing and amended and amplified the designation due to the garden's historical and architectural interest, early date of construction and the materials used. See the external web site links at the bottom of the 'Description' tab for the full Historic England listing.
The garden is surrounded on three sides by the original walls, which have survived virtually intact for over 400 years. However, some damage has occurred in recent years through natural weathering and probably vandalism. The interior of the garden is now overgrown.
The site is privately owned by a property developer. There have been several planning applications for development of the site, the most recent of which was approved verbally in 2009 subject to development of a satisfactory 106 planning agreement (still to be finalised).
The walled garden is unusual in that it is close to a town centre, and therefore has potential for an easily accessible visitor attraction, educational asset and community project.
Detailed description contributed by Natwich Walled Garden Society 11/04/2016
External web site link: http://nantwichwalledgarden.org.uk/
External web site link: https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1115809