Hall was on the south side of Cotton Lane towards its
west end. The gardens were extensive and included the Schill
Rock Garden. The Hall has been demolished, and only
overgrown fragments of the garden remain (April 2012) and
are threatened by the Christie/MCRC developments on the
site. They have now (2019) been destroyed by the new
Below are some documents recording the Schill Rock Garden,
its history, plans, an article in the Alpine Plant Society
Bulletin (1941-2) and proposals for restoration.
are some pictures of the state of the Rock Garden in March
2012. Click on images for larger views.
of the Schill Rock Garden.
view of the rocks. The stone is a
local red sandstone.
of the Rock Garden. Nearly
of stone were used in the creation of the
dwarf pine - perhaps the only "rock garden
plant" remaining on the site at the time.