Monument details

HER Number:1332/2/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Wall Pool


Line of five rectangular pools running W-E to the N of Gawsworth Old Hall. Created in a natural valley and fed by a single spring and natural drainage from the surrounding fields. At their original extent the pools covered an area of 2.24ha & were part of the C16 garden design, although they may replace earlier medieval fishponds.

The Gardens at Gawsworth Hall including the line of pools are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Monument Types

  • FISHPOND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ORNAMENTAL LAKE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POND ( 5 of, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument () 1016587: Gawsworth Hall Gardens; Registered Park or Garden (II*) GD1523: Gawsworth (Old Hall); Conservation Area

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund