The Quarry Bank project

A story of humanity at the edge of revolution. Quarry Bank has all the threads of an epic story – we need your help to tie them together

Beautiful view down across the Garden to the Mill
Historical image of Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank Project

We currently have a £9.4million project at Quarry Bank, which will completely transform the things that you can see and do here. Funded by in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by your generous donations, we have big plans for the next few years. In the Upper Garden the 1830s curvilinear glasshouse is being restored to its former glory, and summer 2017 will see us opening Quarry Bank House, where mill founder Samuel Greg lived with his wife Hannah Lightbody.

How the appeal adds up

  • Quarry Bank was donated to the Trust in 1939 by the Greg family
  • Your donation will help us restore and open No.13 Oak Cottages
  • It will cost £1.9 million to recreate the compelling stories of Quarry Bank
The beautifully glazed curvilinear glasshouse

The Quarry Bank Project: Upper Garden Restoration

The first part of the Quarry Bank has been realised with the restoration of the upper garden and rare glasshouse. We hope that you enjoy the garden.

Historic image of mill workers from Quarry Bank

The mill worker's world at Quarry Bank

Although the Gregs of Quarry Bank were kinder to their workforce than many in the era, living conditions in the Mill were still very tough.

A view of Quarry Bank House

Step inside Quarry Bank House

2017 is an exciting year. For the first time, you will be able to step inside the Greg Family home.

Mill workers at Quarry Bank

Breathing new life into the mill

In 2018, we will be breathing new life into the mill at Quarry Bank.

Bridge in the Northern Woods at Quarry Bank in Cheshire

Revealing the Pleasure Grounds of the Northern Woods

Our rangers work hard to look after the estate here at Quarry Bank and thanks to the project we will be restoring parts of the Northern Woods to show how it would have been during the Gregs' time.

Family visitors spotting wildlife in the garden at Quarry Bank

Transforming your experience at Quarry Bank

By seeking to open the mill owner’s house and the worker’s cottage; by restoring the upper garden and northern woods and refreshing the mill, Quarry Bank has the potential to be transformed from ‘just a mill’ to an entire early industrial landscape.

The Quarry Bank project

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Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we are dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our conservation projects range from preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting the plants and wildlife found in outdoor spaces. By donating to our Protect Special Places appeal, you will help us to act quickly to look after special places – wherever the need is greatest.

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