THIS is how the walled garden on the
Kingsley Village housing development could have looked. The developers
permission to go ahead but,
like many local people, I would prefer them not be built here, making way
for a restored Elizabethan walled garden instead.
To be frank, I have no
problem with the design and look of the properties. They would
be a pleasant feature in the area. But just not on the garden
site . . . !
The sixteenth century
walls, surrounding about half an acre of land, are a Grade II Listed
Building. Yes, although a wall is a construction, such
artefacts are classed as a building.
The listing by
English Heritage - recently confirmed - means that
the wall cannot be demolished and must be restored, whichever
option they eventually encompass.
The wall was built
the kitchen garden of Townsend House which stood in Welsh Row
until just after the middle of the 20th Century.
Taking the opposing
view to the developers' is Nantwich Walled Garden Society (NWGS)
which was formed in 2004 to oppose development within the walls.
Although part of phase one of the Kingsley Village housing
development, the site has not been developed.
NWGS is not
opposed to the building of the apartments - especially in a time
of national housing needs - just not on the historic walled
garden site. They would
site to be found on Kingsley Village 2 - the second phase of the
development which stretches from the current houses right out to Reaseheath College, north of Nantwich.
(See this page).
My thanks to
THERE is a
widely-held belief that if something
appears on a website it is in the public
domain and available for use on other
websites . . . without a by-your-leave or a
thank you! This is not true. If you want
to use something that you did not create
- picture or text - you have to ask the
person who produced it for their
permission to do so. Thanking them is
purely good manners.
So following those principles I
gratefully acknowledge the permission to
use images of his models on this page by David Easton of
Furness Vale, High Peak, Derbyshire.