Highfield 6316

Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

Highfield had a house with grounds and a small park to the south of Dark Lane and to the west of the River Mersey. There was an entrance lodge at Dark Lane with a second entrance lodge to the south. There were long carriage drives to both the north and south of the site, both flanked by tree plantings, especially that to the south. There was a wooded area around the house, and a productive garden to the south-east of the house. This is now the site of Highfield Cemetery, the original site having been lost.

History

The house was built by Mr William Crowther of Stockport, a silk-thrower, and afterwards became the property of Mr Henry Barlow of Stockport, cotton-spinner. The estate later came into the possession of John Alcok Esq., who enlarged the house.

Visitor Facilities

This is now the site of Highfield cemetery, which is open to the public.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is now the site of Highfield cemetery, which is open to the public.
References

References

Contributors

  • Cheshire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit