Knutsford’s first council housing development has been recognised with a Blue Plaque. Heathfield Square was built in 1922 by the Knutsford Urban District Council as part of the government’s ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ campaign. The square, off Northwich Roads features a collection of houses with detailed brickwork and is one of Knutsford’s five Conservation Areas.
The blue plaque was installed as part of Knutsford Town Council’s World War I Commemorations Programme and was ‘unveiled’ by Mayor of Knutsford, Cllr Peter Coan.
Speaking of the installation of the new plaque, Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Green said “Blue plaques help bring the history of our town into everyday familiarity and the new plaque at Heathfield Square will be a reminder of the heroes who returned from the Great War, and the heroes who did not”
Heathfield Square becomes home to Knutsford’s seventeenth Blue Plaque, others include County Terrace and The Royal George Hotel, as well as the homes of Henry Royce and Alison Utley. The Town Council launched a blue plaque scheme in 2015 and has since installed seven new plaques. Nominations for new blue plaques, and the details of existing plaques, can be found here.