On Church Hill
There has been a shop here on Church Hill for over 300 years. Once a well-to-do grocery store supplying the people of Knutsford with vinegar and flour, this lovely Grade 11 listed building is now home to three distinctly contemporary businesses - The Original Card Company, The Little Greene Paint Company and The Frame Shop. All are independent and local; all strive to deliver products that are beautifully made, sensibly priced and long-lasting; and all are proud to offer the kind of service and choice that these days is hard to find.
The shop's owner, Andrew Mount, has ensured continuity over the last quarter century by seeking out some of Cheshire's finest craftsmanship and products. Upstairs we are delighted to be one of the first retail outlets for locally made Little Greene paint and wallpapers. Alongside this The Frame Shop provides a bespoke framing service with skilled framers and a fully-equipped workshop on the premises. Downstairs you'll find The Original Card Company offering an inspiring selection of hand-made and original cards, gifts and wrapping.On Church Hill we are steeped in history and pride, but always focussed on the future. We hope you'll venture over the cobbles and join us.
Cards & Gifts.
The Original Card Company - beautiful cards, gifts, wrap & ribbonWhen the occasion is special; when you need to say something without words; this is the place to come. Downstairs On Church Hill in what was once the grocer's cellar, The Original Card Company is the true hidden gem of Cheshire. Under the creative direction of manageress Alison Whalley, this ever-changing range of hand-selected cards and gifts never fails to inspire.
Some things are worth taking time over, so here you can browse undisturbed among the oak gallery shelves; or if spoilt for choice, ask staff to help with some friendly advice and their invaluable baskets of occasion cards.Only the most beautiful cards make it to these shelves; often the work of small independent designers; always original and always sensibly priced. Alison also seeks out an imaginative selection of gift ideas, from jewellery to Jellycats, along with an array of beautiful papers and tags, gift-bags, tissue and ribbon by the metre.
Whatever you choose On Church Hill, it will show that you care.
The Frame Shop - bespoke picture framing
The Frame Shop On Church Hill has been providing a professional framing service for over 27 years. We have our own fully equipped workshop, where just about anything you can imagine can be turned into a masterpiece.
Here at the top of the building our experienced framers, who are all fully-trained in their profession, will guide you through the vast array of mouldings and mount colours available before expertly hand-crafting your picture and seeing your project through to completion.
Virtually anything can be framed - from photos and holiday souvenirs to football shirts and fine art. The finished result can be contemporary, traditional or quirky, but always totally personal and unique. Our aim is to turn your treasured memory into a picture that will take pride of place in home and last a lifetime.
Upstairs On Church Hill there is also a special area dedicated to the work of enigmatic artist JCG Illingworth, stocking both original works and silk screen limited editions. We are always happy to answer any questions regarding Illingworth images - please contact us on the number below.
Little Greene Paint & Wallpapers
Upstairs On Church Hill you can enjoy all 164 colours of Little Greene paint - along with all the time, advice and inspiration you need to make the right choices for your home.The Little Greene range of paints and papers are among the highest quality available and produced lovingly and locally on the outskirts of Manchester.
In our airy upper-floor studio knowledgeable staff will guide you through the shades and finishes available. You can experience the colours in different lights, compare finishes and make use of professional colour albums and brush-out boards. Hand-painted colour cards and handy sample pots are readily available for you to take home.When it comes to wallpaper the Little Greene range has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Our staff will help you estimate qualities, choose co-ordinating paint colours and advise on pastes and hanging. The Little Greene philosophy of taking time to develop the best quality products at affordable prices sits perfectly with our thinking here On Church Hill.
The Original Balloon Company - hand written balloons
The newest addition to On Church Hill is The Original Balloon Company. We specialise in bespoke bubble balloons, which we can personalise to your own requirements, whatever the occasion.
We also have a huge range of coloured foils, bunches of balloons, printed bubbles and seasonal balloons, which can also be personalised.Add ribbon curls, organza, glitter writing, feathers or garlands, to make a truly unique balloon for you.
We can also provide beautiful displays of balloons for Weddings, Christenings, special Birthdays - in fact any event at all!
On Church Hill
Cheshire WA16 6DH
Tel: 01565 633636
Any enquiries please complete the form below and send us a message!