Thornton Manor, Bebington - Wirral

Park and gardens designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson in collaboration with the industrialist and philanthropist William Hesketh Lever, later first Viscount Leverhulme. This privately owned property, which is used for exclusive events, has longstanding conservation and repair works required both in the house and grounds. Gardens around the house are well maintained but the pergola is in an advanced state of decay and the lake and woodland are in poor condition.

Thornton Manor, Bebington - Wirral
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: GROUNDS OF THORNTON MANOR
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1001001
  • Local Planning Authority: Wirral
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • Locality: Bebington
  • County: Merseyside
  • District / Borough: Wirral
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wirral South
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Unknown
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 5 LBs