A summary in the entry says it is "listed under the
Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, as amended, for its
special architectural or historic interest."
The description says it was constructed from "small red
bricks in English Garden Walled Bond (see the note and image below right) with
In the north wall - part of which has collapsed
- is "a small door into the field north of the wall." The door was in the part
of the wall which collapsed.
In general the wall has "a projecting stone, dressed brick piers
and a massive stone lintel with chamfered and slightly cambered head surmounted
by a coved and weathered coping."
At this point the description of the wall
uses facts from the well-known "A History of the Town and Parish of Nantwich" by James Hall, 1883.
The walled area is the kitchen garden of Townsend
House, which stood behind a high brick wall in Welsh Row. It might have had an
area for flowers as well. See here.
The house was visited
by King James I in 1617, was twice destroyed by fire, and was a mainly 19th
century building which was demolished in 1965, say the details.
They continue: "Even before the final
demolition, part of the site, south of the walled garden, had been used for a
Magistrates Office and Police Station."
The details refer to a commercial garage
occupying the site of the house.
But that, too, has vanished into history and
King's Court has replaced the garage. The Police Station has since been
converted to private residences.
This page is based on information I
used in an article I researched and wrote as webmaster of the Nantwich Walled
Garden Society's website.
I was not a member
of the NWGS, but designed and ran the website for them from 2004.