I WAS surprised to see that the building had
gone - and even more surprised to learn that outline planning permission had been
granted by the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council for it to be replaced by three
Outline permission soon became
full permission and in late 2010 the change became a reality.
was lucky enough to be shown round The Hacienda, and take some photographs. Some of the interior
features that I saw came from the old Eaton Hall -designed by Alfred
Waterhouse in Victorian Gothic.
was built by Walter Elson, the Nantwich corn merchant, in the mid 1960s around an open square very similar to the cloister type of
arrangement that you find in cathedrals.
The dining room was
the nicest room being fully panelled in, I think, rich mahogany.
There are also some other features from Eaton such
as stained glass (see below) which I didn't manage to photograph.
Where is the panelling now? I learned that the Hacienda panelling, etc, was reclaimed
by a Yorkshire-based firm and was to be reinstalled somewhere in that county.