Historic England Registered Parks and Gardens

Alphabetically listed below are the 34 gardens, parks and cemeteries of national significance in Cheshire which are included in the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Registered parks and gardens in the UK on the Register are graded Grade I, sites of exceptional interest, Grade II*, particularly important sites of more than special interest and Grade II, sites of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them. A historic designed landscape on the Register is a 'Designated Heritage Asset'.

A list of Designers related to many of these sites can be found below under Notable Designers in Cheshire.
ADLINGTON HALL

ADLINGTON HALL

Grade: II*
A landscape park originating as a medieval deer park, and a pleasure ground and formal garden of the mid C18, associated with a country house.
Location: Adlington, ADLINGTON PARK, Cheshire East
Private: Regular Openings
ARLEY HALL
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ARLEY HALL

Grade: II*
C18 and later gardens and pleasure grounds including what may be England's earliest herbaceous border, and a later C18 landscape park laid out by William Emes, associated with a country house.
Location: Aston By Budworth, ARLEY PARK, Cheshire East
Private: Regular Openings
BIRKENHEAD PARK
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BIRKENHEAD PARK

Grade: I
Birkenhead Park, opened in 1847, was the first public park to be established at public expense in the United Kingdom. It was designed by Joseph Paxton and incorporated a number of innovative features. It was influential on the design of public parks both nationally and internationally. It is considered an outstanding example of Paxton's work and a landmark in the history of public parks.
Location: Park Drive, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4HY
Open Access
Park Friends Group

BURTON MANOR

Grade: II
Formal gardens by Thomas Mawson and Beresford Pite begun in 1906 associated with a gentleman's residence built for one of Gladstone's sons. Beyond is a C19 landscape park.
Location: BURTON, Wirral, Cheshire West and Chester
Private: Daily Opening
CASTLE PARK, FRODSHAM

CASTLE PARK, FRODSHAM

Grade: II
Private gardens and pleasure grounds laid out by Edward Kemp in 1855 and, with an adjoining area of former parkland, in use as a public park since the early 1930s.
Location: Main Street, Frodsham, WA6 6SE
Open Access
Park Friends Group
CHEADLE ROYAL HOSPITAL
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CHEADLE ROYAL HOSPITAL

Grade: II
A mid C19, purpose-built lunatic asylum set in its own contemporary ornamental grounds.
Location: CHEADLE ROYAL HOSPITAL, Stockport
Hospital
CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE
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CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE

Grade: II
An C18 landscape park and mainly C20 gardens associated with an early C19 country house. The park contains the remains of formal gardens of c 1700 by George London associated with an earlier house.
Location: Cholmondeley, CHOLMONDELEY PARK, Cheshire East
Private: Regular Openings
COMBERMERE ABBEY
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COMBERMERE ABBEY

Grade: II
A landscape park, probably of C18 origins, associated with a country house.
Location: Dodcott cum Wilkesley, COMBERMERE PARK, Cheshire East & Shropshire
Private: Regular Openings
CONGLETON PARK
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CONGLETON PARK

Grade: II
A public park formed with the support of James Bateman, designed by Edward Kemp and the town surveyor, William Blackshaw, and opened in 1871.
Location: Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1JG
Open Access
Park Friends Group
CREWE HALL
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CREWE HALL

Grade: II
Degraded mid C19 formal gardens by William Andrews Nesfield associated with a country house, with the remains of a landscaped park on which William Emes (before 1768), John Webb and Humphry Repton (1791) are all said to have worked.
Location: Weston, CREWE HALL, Cheshire East
Hotel
DODDINGTON HALL

DODDINGTON HALL

Grade: II
A park with landscaping of c 1770 by Lancelot Brown associated with a country house.
Location: Doddington, DODDINGTON PARK, Cheshire East
Private: Occasionally and By Arrangement
DORFOLD HALL
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DORFOLD HALL

Grade: II
A C19 landscape park and formal gardens by William Andrews Nesfield, associated with a C17 and later country house.
Location: Acton, DORFOLD HALL, Cheshire East
Private: Regular Openings
DUNHAM MASSEY
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DUNHAM MASSEY

Grade: II
A walled deer park landscaped with avenues, water features and structures of the late C17 to mid C18, and gardens which retain C18 and C19 features.
Location: Dunham Massey, DUNHAM PARK, Trafford
National Trust
EATON HALL
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EATON HALL

Grade: II*
C17 to C20 formal gardens and landscape park associated with a country house, including elements by John Webb, William Andrews Nesfield and Edwin Lutyens.
Location: Aldford, EATON HALL, Cheshire West and Chester
Private: Occasional Charity Open Days
FLAYBRICK MEMORIAL GARDENS
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FLAYBRICK MEMORIAL GARDENS

Grade: II*
A public cemetery opened in 1864 and extended in the late C19 and early C20. The layout was designed by Edward Kemp and the buildings by Lucy & Littler.
Location: BIRKENHEAD, Wirral
Open Access

GAWSWORTH [OLD] HALL

Grade: II*
Earthworks and other remains of an extensive formal garden of c 1600 associated with a manor house.
Location: Gawsworth, GAWSWORTH HALL, Cheshire East
Private: Seasonal Opening
GROSVENOR PARK
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GROSVENOR PARK

Grade: II*
A mid C19 public park laid out to the design of Edward Kemp with structures designed by the Chester architect John Douglas.
Location: Grosvenor Park Road, CHESTER, CH1 1QJ
Open Access
LYME PARK
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LYME PARK

Grade: II*
A medieval deer park, landscaped in the later C17 and C18, and gardens and pleasure grounds of C17 to C20 date, associated with a country house.
Location: Pott Shrigley, LYME PARK, Cheshire East
National Trust

MELLOR'S GARDENS

Grade: II
Pleasure grounds laid out by James Mellor in the mid C19 to a design based on the journey of Christian in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress (1678).A World Heritage Site
Location: Rainow, HOUGH HOLE HOUSE, Cheshire East
Private: Open by arrangement
NESS BOTANIC GARDENS
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NESS BOTANIC GARDENS

Grade: II
A plant collector's garden begun in 1898, developed from 1948 as Liverpool University Botanic Garden.
Location: Neston, NESS BOTANIC GARDENS, Cheshire West and Chester
University of Liverpool: Daily Opening
OVERLEIGH ROAD CEMETERY
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OVERLEIGH ROAD CEMETERY

Grade: II
A public cemetery developed by a private company and opened in 1850.
Location: CHESTER, Cheshire West and Chester
Open Access
PEOVER HALL
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PEOVER HALL

Grade: II
An C18 landscape park and C20 formal gardens associated with a country house.
Location: Peover Superior, PEOVER HALL, Cheshire East
Private: Regular Openings
PORT SUNLIGHT, THE DELL, THE DIAMOND AND THE CAUSEWAY
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PORT SUNLIGHT, THE DELL, THE DIAMOND AND THE CAUSEWAY

Grade: II
The principal public open spaces of The Dell, The Diamond, and The Causeway within a garden village laid out in the late C19 and early C20 largely to the overall plans of William Hesketh Lever, with formal open spaces based on a 1910 competition design by Ernest Prestwich.
Location: PORT SUNLIGHT, Wirral
Open Access
QUEENS PARK CREWE

QUEENS PARK CREWE

Grade: II*
A public park, little altered since it was laid out in the 1880s.
Location: Victoria Avenue, Crewe CW2 7SE
Open Access
Park Friends Group
RODE HALL

RODE HALL

Grade: II
A country house with formal gardens of 1861 by William Andrews Nesfield and a landscape park created by John Webb in the early C19 after Humphry Repton prepared a Red Book in 1790.
Location: Odd Rode, RODE HALL, Cheshire East
Private: Regular Openings

SALE AND BROOKLANDS CEMETERY

Grade: II
A public cemetery opened in 1862 with designs for buildings and laying out by William Wilson.
Location: SALE, Trafford
Open Access
STAMFORD PARK, ALTRINCHAM
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STAMFORD PARK, ALTRINCHAM

Grade: II
Stamford Park was designed by Gregory Hill of Stalybridge and opened as a public park in 1873. The park was extended in 1891 and in 1898 an area of rockwork and cascades was improved by George Briggs.
Location: Stamford Park Road, Hale, Cheshire WA15 9EP
Open Access
Park Friends Group

STAMFORD PARK, STALYBRIDGE

Grade: II
Stamford Park was designed by Gregory Hill of Stalybridge and opened as a public park in 1873. The park was extended in 1891 and in 1898 an area of rockwork and cascades was improved by George Briggs.
Location: STAMFORD PARK, Tameside
Open Access
TABLEY HOUSE

TABLEY HOUSE

Grade: II
An C18 landscape park and C19 gardens and grounds associated with an C18 country house.
Location: Tabley Inferior, TABLEY HOUSE, Cheshire East
University of Manchester: House Open Seasonally
TATTON PARK
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TATTON PARK

Grade: II*
C18 and later gardens and an extensive landscape park associated with a country house; designers who worked here included Humphry Repton, John Webb, Lewis Wyatt and Joseph Paxton.
Location: Mobberley, TATTON PARK, Cheshire East
National Trust
THORNTON MANOR GROUNDS
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THORNTON MANOR GROUNDS

Grade: II*
Park and gardens designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson in collaboration with the industrialist and philanthropist William Hesketh Lever, later first Viscount Leverhulme.
Location: THORNTON MANOR, Wirral
Hotel
TIRLEY GARTH
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TIRLEY GARTH

Grade: II*
An early C20 garden laid out by the architect C E Mallows, with advice from Thomas Mawson, to accompany a contemporary country house which he also designed.
Location: Willington, TIRLEY GARTH, Cheshire West and Chester
Private: Occasional Charity Open Days
VERNON PARK
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VERNON PARK

Grade: II
A public park opened in 1858.
Location: VERNON PARK, Stockport
Open Access

WEST PARK, Macclesfield

Grade: II
West Park, opened in 1854, was the first public park in Macclesfield and was funded by public subscription. The design by William Barron integrates formal and informal areas with a deliberate emphasis on combining ornamental gardens with active outdoor pursuits.
Location: Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ
Open Access
Park Friends Group
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