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ARCHIVES - Burton Manor volunteers
A large amount of documentation, posters, maps, plans, diagrams and photographs have been compiled by Friends and the local historical society and/or rescued from the manor itself before it closed. This is stored safely in its own cosy but stylish room on site. At present the volunteers are largely occupied on other matters and so particular help in organising the archives and working on material for displays and presentations would be appreciated... anyone? Please ring 0151 345 1107 and leave your name and phone number, or email friends of burton manor gardens thanks.
An outline history of the Burton Manor site in Cheshire-
75 AD a roman hill fort, or 'burgh,' established.
circa 1068 St Nicholas' Church founded.
1086 Hamon de Massey Lord of the Manor of Burton.
1282 Burton is a port and trade centre, mostly for Ireland.
1299 Burton a market town by Royal Charter.
1360 Burton has 27 households.
1561 Burton has 5 ale houses.
1579 The miller of Burton killed by lightning.
1607 Now there are 15 ale houses!
1629 Burton Mill rebuilt.
1724 Bishop Wilson School founded.
1805 Burton Hall rebuilt for the Congreves. (Of rocket fame.)
1821 Population of Burton 326.
circa 1890 Burton Mill demolished by the Congreves.
1896 Burton Point railway station built.
1901 Population of Burton 222.
1903 Burton Hall sold to the Gladstones. (Of Prime Minister fame.)
1904 Remodeled hall renamed Burton Manor.
1905 Twelve gardeners employed.
1906 Village Hall built, by H N Gladstone.
1914-1918 Burton Manor used as a rehabilitation unit for army officers.
1921 Gladstones move to Hawarden. Manor is bought by A Joynson.
1939 Manor requisitioned by the military.
1948 Burton Manor College is 'an experiment in residential adult education.'
1974 Burton becomes a conservation area.
2011 College closes, but the large old glasshouse is restored.
Now- The walled garden is rejuvenated- see our homepage for links to current activities. PS- Burton has a population of about a thousand, but no ale houses.

Burton Manor garden volunteers
If you are interested in helping, donating, or just want more information either call the answerphone number and leave your name and phone number, somebody will call you back later, 0151 345 1107. OR email friends of burton manor gardens.


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