Peover Hall Gardens
Cheshire & Wirral,
Opening dates and times:For NGS: Sat 1, Sun 2 June (2-5)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Adm £4, chd free
Contact:Randle Brooks Esq
Telephone: 01565 724220
Location:4m S of Knutsford.
Turn off A50 at Whipping Stocks Inn. Drive down Stocks Ln for approx 1¼m. At sharp L-hand bend, turn R onto Grotto Ln following small white signs to Peover Hall & Church. Turn R after 1½m onto Blackden Ln following signs. At the next LH bend Peover Hall Entrance is clearly signed on your R
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Description:Set in 15 acres includes formal gardens designed between 1890-1900 include a series of 'garden rooms' filled with clipped box and topiary, lily ponds, herb and walled gardens, Romanesque loggia, C19 dell, rhododendrons, pleached limes, topiary. Grade II Carolean Stables and C18 park
Further details:Peover Hall is a Grade 2* listed Elizabethan family house dating from 1585 and situated within some 50 acres of landscaped 18th Century parkland. The grounds of the Hall also house the parish church of St Laurence which, contains two Mainwaring Chapels, as well as working stables and estate cottages.
The architectural jewel are the Grade I listed Carolean stables built in 1654, their interior stalls richly carved and include original Tuscan columns and strap work. Immediately adjacent is the attractive coach house topped with a working bell tower added by Sir Henry Mainwaring in 1764
During World War II the house was requisitioned for the use of General George Patton of the United States 3rd Army when it was ravaged by a fire started by a soldier in 1944 and has been the largest restoration project undertaken by the Estate to date.