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Abney Hall

Introduction

Abney Hall has a house with grounds and a small park. The site is bounded by a railway line to the north, Manchester Road to the west, open fields to the south and east with a second railway line to the south of the site.

The house lies roughly to the centre of an irregularly-shaped site, with an entrance drive from Manchester Road across the small park. There are productive gardens to the east of the house, and a lake to the south.

There is a slender tower with a spire in the garden which served as a ventilation shaft and may have been connected to the greenhouses.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Owners

Bruntwood

History

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Features & Designations

Features

  • Hall (featured building)
  • Description: The hall is of three main building periods. The north-west corner dates from 1847.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Drive
  • Description: The house lies roughly to the centre of an irregularly-shaped site, with an entrance drive from Manchester Road across the small park.
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Description: There are productive gardens to the east of the house.
  • Lake
  • Description: There is a lake to the south of the house.
  • Tower
  • Description: There is a slender tower with a spire in the garden which served as a ventilation shaft and may have been connected to the greenhouses.
Key Information

Type

Landscape Park

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Commercial Office

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

6

Electoral Ward

Cheadle and Gatley

References

References

Contributors

  • Cheshire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit