Rock House & Harrop Gardens, Swinton

Harrop Gardens, Swinton - 21.04.16 (2)

Harrop Gardens, Swinton

Rock House in Station Street was originally the home of Edwin Thomas Harrop. In 1932, this house was purchased by Swinton Council and for a time used for educational and child welfare purposes. The Misses Harrop, granddaughters of Edwin, donated the grounds of the house to the Council with the intention of them being used by the elderly people of Swinton. In the 1960s, this house and the gardens were removed to make way for Swinton Precinct, municipal buildings and a pocket park called Harrop Gardens.

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