Knutsford Town Council has undertaken a review of the Listed Buildings in Knutsford and outlined 14 historic buildings it plans to apply to have listed as a building of special architectural or historic interest with Historic England. The list includes the only remaining Gas Lamp installed by the Knutsford Freeholders in 1844 and the War Memorial Cottage Hospital on Northwich Road. The Town Council identified a further seven buildings it will apply to have added to the schedule of Locally Listed buildings too. The review was undertaken in conjunction with Knutsford Conservation and Heritage Group.
Knutsford already boasts over 110 listed buildings and the Town Council set out its commitment to protect the heritage and character of Knutsford as part of its 2020 Vision. The buildings the Town Council is seeking to protect are:
- Coronation Square
- Moorgath, Legh Road
- Old Post Office, Chelford Road
- Knutsford Methodist Church,
- Former Bucklow Rural District Council building
- 21 Princess Street (formerly the George Tap)
- Musgrave Gas Lamp, King Street
- War Memorial Cottage Hospital
- Booths Hall
- Cranford and Fourways, Cranford Avenue
- Kerfield House, Chelford Road
- Humbug Cottage, Leycester Road
- Moseley Hall, Chelford Road
- Victorian Post Box, King Street
“Protecting the heritage of our historic town is one of the Town Council’s key objectives” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner. “If anyone has any additional suggestions for buildings which they believe should be listed, please let us know”
The Town Council has already begun researching the history of the buildings to bolster the case for listing, but is appealing for information and old photographs on a number of the buildings.
“I’ve found a fantastic account of the history of Moseley Hall, the Methodist Church and Humbug Cottage, but there hasn’t been much written about any of the others” said Adam.
Any old photographs, plans or histories of the buildings can be submitted to the town council to firstname.lastname@example.org