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Heaton Villa (also known as Priestnall Hey)6315

Brief Description

Heaton Villa had a house with grounds and a small park set in open fields to the east of Burnage Lane and to the west of a connecting lane later to become Mersey Road. It is a rectangular site with the house to the eastern end near to the approach lane. There was some boundary planting along the lane and around the pleasure ground to the front of the house. There was a possible productive garden to the eastern end of the site next to the lane. Boundary planting also developed around existing field boundaries. Features included a pond, probably originally a field pond, central to the site and connected with the house by a path or track.


The site remained unchanged throughout the 19th century, but the name changed to Priestnall Hey.

Visitor Facilities

This site is now a public park.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This site is now a public park.



  • Cheshire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit