HERE'S a little piece of Nantwich history
that was soon to disappear from the local scene when I wrote this in
This is 74-76 London
Road, Stapeley, Nantwich - otherwise known as Stapeley Manor. It is
seen from a staff car park at the former Stapeley
The picture is a side/front
corner view of the Manor - the front faces the right of the picture. The
smaller picture, below right, is seen from the drive to the water gardens and features
one of the gables at the front of the building.
The Manor, which is not a
listed building, was to be
demolished when the Stapeley Water Gardens houses plan
went ahead - as it was doing in 2014.
At the time of this article,
however, it was standing empty, and had caused Nantwich
Civic Society some concern.
In a report presented to
Nantwich Town Council in the February - by the Town Councillor who is a
delegate to the society - it was stated: "Stapeley
Manor is a cause for concern. It is now a shell . . . stripped of any
value. It will probably be demolished, but could have had hotel potential."
Minutes added that it was "known as Khaki Manor – built in 1916 on proceeds of WW1
(the First World War)."
phrase was a little puzzling, but I am pleased to say that after local
historian Andrew Lamberton read the Letter from Nantwich on this website
about the water gardens site, he sent me the information here and
pictures to enlighten me. Thanks, Andrew.
piece of history that was Stapeley Manor is well and truly lost as
houses are being built on the Stapeley Gardens development - land that
was the sites of both Stapeley Water Gardens and Stapeley Manor.