DiCamillo Companion

Walton Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house, northeast of the current house, that was demolished.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Bt.

    House & Family History: Walton is a house of brown brick with stone dressings and slate roofs. The house and grounds were purchased by the Warrington Corporation in 1941 and the gardens were opened to the public in 1945.

  • Architect: Edmund Sharpe

    Date: 1836-38
    Designed: House for Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Bt.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Paley & Austin

    Date: 1869-70
    Designed: Extended house and added offices (mostly demolished 1990)

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Our Zoo" (2014 - BBC TV series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Edward Greenall, 1812-35; Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Bt., 1835-37. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Gilbert Greenall, 1st Bt., 1837-94; Gilbert Greenall, 1st Baron Daresbury, 1894-1938; Edward Greenall, 2nd Baron Daresbury, 1938-41; Greenall family here from 1812 until 1941.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Wedding & Event Venue

    Ownership Details: Owned by the City of Warrington; the house is available for weddings and events; the grounds contain a children's zoo.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Open to the Public - House Only Open for Events / Exclusive Use

    Phone: 01925-262-908

    Website: https://waltonhallgardens.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No