1577: Richard Churche, a wealthy
merchant, and his wife, Margerye, have the house built.
1583: The Great Fire of Nantwich is
extinguished before it reaches the mansion.
1691: Sabboth Churche is the last of
that family to live in the house.
1809: After being occupied by several
other families, the property becomes a ladies boarding school.
1930s: The mansion is nearly shipped
to America - brick by brick - when a consortium makes a bid in an
auction. But Dr Edgar Myott, a local man, and his wife, Irene, save the day when
bid is accepted. The Myotts restore the building before opening it as a
1991: Mr Peter Tofalos, who owns the
building, decides to put it on the market after applying for planning
permission for it to be offices. Local man, Robin Latham, buys it but
keeps it as a restaurant, run by his daughter, Amanda, who gains many
2000: The building is bought by Sandy
and Neil Summers who turn it into an antiques centre.
2018: The Mansion is bought by the Haelis family for just under £1million to
become a speciality fish restaurant.
lAlthough these facts are generally known
in town, I acknowledge - with thanks - that I refreshed my memory of
them by reference to an article in The Nantwich Chronicle. Also, Mrs Sandy
Summers was very helpful in supplying details.