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Sutton Lawn

The Lawn Pleasure Grounds encompass the grounds of the former Sutton Hall, built as the residence of Samuel Unwin, a merchant hosier, and the land associated with his nearby Cotton Spinning Mill and Mill Lake. Sutton Hall and most of the Mill complex no longer exist, but the Mill ruins and adjacent lake form the focal feature of the park today.

 A number of elements from the original landscape remain, for example the dam and dam wall. The ruins of some of the original mill remain, which have been developed into residential properties and parts of the boundary wall still show the larger structures and the location of the mill.

The park is mainly comprised of grassed areas with areas of woodland and avenues of trees. The lake is located in the south of the park, and is well used by anglers and walkers. There are childrens play areas, a café, bowling greens, a skate park, ball court and tennis courts.

In the autumn of 2007 Rumbles, a catering social enterprise organisation, took over the management of the community café at Sutton Lawn. They are open for Sunday lunch, breakfasts, lunches, drinks and snacks. They also have a monthly 50+ luncheon club, a tea time club and special school holiday days for children.

The opening times:


 October to April:

 Open every day.

 9.30am to 4pm.


 May to September

 9am to 6pm.

 Open every day.