MEWS, PARBOLD, WIGAN, TWO-BED SEMI DETACHED: PS210,000 North west of Wigan lies Parbold where we find this two-bed, villagecentral mews house.
Nailers Cottages, Church Road, in July 1953; below left, Greenmeadow Road Primary School in July 1958; and, below right, River Rea, part of Mill Leat
, by the Old Mill, West Heath Road, at Rea Bridge
It involved building the new Summerhouse Cafe and Bute Park Education Centre, restoration of the Animal Wall and re-flooding the waterbody known as the Mill Leat
, which runs along the outer western wall of Cardiff Castle.
It is situated at the end of the village by the River Stour astride its mill leat
and was also a fishery.
First I followed an old mill leat
, hewn from the cliff face, then swam up an aquamarine channel before arriving at a series of caves.
The Mill leat
crosses the grounds and runs along the rear of the house before it is suspended along a wooden gantry leading to the water wheel and finally running along the length of the garden to a freshwater pond with native wild brown trout.
Bute Park, which has recently undergone a PS5.6m restoration project, is home to the iconic Animal Wall designed by William Burges, the Mill Leat
moat outside Cardiff Castle and a sculpture trail.
Now however, the stretch commonly known as Mill Leat
, has been re-flooded as part of a major project which has seen the site excavated and restored to its original state.
The course of the original mill leat
is still in evidence through much of the property and has been partly reinstated to create a water feature with pump feeding off the lake.
Now, however, the stretch commonly known as Mill Leat
, has been reflooded as part of a major project which has seen the site excavated and reassembled to its original state.
Archaeologists had discovered the important treasures while excavating Mill Leat
- a historical water body located on the outer western edge of Cardiff Castle which has been drained since the 1970s.
A sitting room has an old stone fireplace, flagged floor and timbering and the 23ft long drawing room a large mullioned window overlooking the old mill leat