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.
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 later came to be
called. It hasn't been held for a number of years now. But the park 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 firm - 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
space used for activities as described.
A note for fans of evercise: A
walk around the outskirts of the park is one mile long.
Coronation Gardens (pictured below) 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. [CW5
This is open park land.
There is no admission charge, although there may be fund-raising events
for which an admission charge is made.
access?: Level access.
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