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Brief description of site

The garden is surrounded on three sides by the original walls (listed Grade II), 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.

Brief history of site

The garden was part of the site of Townsend House which was situated to its west. The house and walls were built in the late-16th century by the Wilbraham family. Until the early-2000s the garden was privately owned and by the end of the 20th century was used as an orchard. For approximately the last 15 years, the walled garden has been owned by a series of property developers, but at the time of writing (April 2016) no building has started.

Location information:

Address: Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5UT

Locality: Cheshire

Local Authorities:

Cheshire East; Nantwich

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 118 Grid Ref: SJ646524
Latitude: 53.0677 Longitude: -2.52975

Key information:

Form of site: walled garden

Plant type/environment: walled garden

Site first created: 1575 to 1610

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 0.2

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