THE sports complex to the
left of centre of this panorama of the Barony Park is a replacement for a pavilion that
was burned down a number of years ago.
The pavilion was used by
Nantwich Cricket Club before they moved to their own ground a short way away in
There are tennis courts to
the far left of the sports complex. Some have been laid out now for five-a-side football.
But Nantwich Lawn Tennis Club
has - obviously - courts.
playground is to the left and a skateboard area to its right. Local football
the park, but cricket clubs don't do so any more. That always gave it a real
village green atmosphere in the summer.
The park was also the venue
for town events such as the annual Carnival - or
Family Fun Day, as it came to be
called. It hasn't been held for a few years now. But it is still used for
triathlon events and - again, used to be - for The Nantwich Transport Festival.
In passing, the
original town Carnival was a big attraction at Brookfield Park - on the
other side of town - every June in the 1960s and ' 70s until it ceased to be
Leisure activities apart, the area was once designated as
Heath land, with what (on a map I saw) appears to be large pools on it.
There is also an area - I won't pinpoint it - that was once a land fill site.
But that is now a very useful -
and solid ! - part of the area.
As you will see from the pictures,
Barony Park is not a park in the Crewe Park and London parks sense - there are
no pathways across
undulating land. People use it for dog walking
and jogging, and there are some seats. But it is mainly a very pleasant open
space used for activities as described.
Coronation Gardens (pictured below,
left) has a circular area in the centre with low hedges enclosing seats. It is
across Barony Road from Barony Park.
On the outskirts of town, in Barony Road. This is at the end of Beam Street
(or Millstone Lane if you are visiting from the Hospital Street direction!)
This is open park land with no closing times.
Open land with no admission charge, although there may be fund-raising events
for which an admission charge is made.
access?: Level access from adjoining footpaths.
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