Woodbank, Stockport

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River Goyt in Woodbank Park
Woodbank, Stockport is located in Greater Manchester
Woodbank, Stockport
Location within Greater Manchester
General information
Architectural styleGreek Revival
Town or cityStockport, Greater Manchester
Coordinates53°24′36″N 2°07′52″W / 53.41001°N 2.13112°W / 53.41001; -2.13112
Construction started1812
ClientPeter Marsland
Design and construction
ArchitectThomas Harrison

Woodbank is a historical villa and park located in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. The surrounding park is known as Woodbank Memorial Park, located to the east of Vernon Park. The villa was built in 1812–14 by Thomas Harrison in the Greek Revival style for Peter Marsland, a prominent industrialist in the Stockport area.[1] Woodbank was known to have been used for the purpose of a museum and art gallery at one time but no longer.[2] It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II* listed building, having been designated on 10 March 1975.[1] The villa is currently empty and is sadly suffering from a lack of maintenance.

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  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Woodbank Villa And Entrance Portico (1162994)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ Maliphant, Pauline J. (1 January 1978). Museums Yearbook: Including a Directory of Museums and Galleries of the British Isles and a Guide to Their Administering Authorities. Anglo-Israel Association. ISBN 978-0-902102-40-8. Retrieved 21 November 2011.