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Cambridgeshire Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

 
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Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9BN
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Built in the 1130s The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain and much of the original house remains virtually intact in spite of various changes over nine hundred years.

The upstairs hall is a room full of atmosphere and the echoes of nearly nine centuries of family conversation. It was used during World War II by Lucy Boston to give gramophone record recitals twice a week to the RAF. The 1929 EMG gramophone is still in use in this room. Lucy. M. Boston based her classic Green Knowe books on the house, so that visiting readers have the chance to step into the books. Her collection of patchworks which are now regarded internationally as a heritage collection are also on view in the house.
Tel: 01480 463134
E-mail: diana_boston@hotmail.com
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Wimpole Hall

Arrington, Royston, SG8 0BW
Tel: 01223 207257    Fax: 01223 207838    E-mail: wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wimpole Hall Royston Photo © Chris Cole
Wimpole Hall Royston -
Photo: Chris Cole CCL

 

Magnificent 18th-century house, set in grand style in an extensive wooded park, the Hall has fine interiors designed by Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane, and fascinating servants' quarters.

The garden has thousands of daffodils in April and colourful parterres in July and August. The walled garden, restored to a working vegetable garden, is best seen from June to August.
The park, landscaped by Bridgeman, Brown and Repton, has spectacular vistas, a Gothic folly and serpentine lakes, and offers delightful walks.


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Lyveden New Bield

Harley Way, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 5AT
Tel: 01832 205358    E-mail: lyvedennewbield@nationaltrust.org.uk

Lyveden New Bield Snail Mount & Moat Photo © Nigel Stickells
Lyveden New Bield Snail Mount
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Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden. Begun in 1595 by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605.

The building has fascinating architectural detail and the water garden, with its terraces and spiral mounds, remains one of the oldest surviving layouts in Britain. There are miles of footpaths through the surrounding open countryside and nearby Rockingham Forest.

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Anglesey Abbey

Garden & Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 9EJ
Tel: 01223 810080     Fax: 01223 810088    E-mail: angleseyabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Anglesey Abbey
ANGLESEY ABBEY
Photo courtesy of
Judges Postcards

 

The house, dating from 1600 and built on the site of a 12th-century priory, houses a unique collection representing the tastes of one man, Huttleston Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven. The many paintings include notable works by Claude Lorraine, fine examples of furniture, silver and tapestries and one of the Trust's largest collections of clocks.

It is surrounded by 39ha (98 acres) of landscape garden and arboretum with over 100 pieces of sculpture. There is all-year-round floral interest in the garden with the Winter Walk and extensive snowdrop collection in January and February; hyacinth displays in the spring, herbaceous borders and dahlia gardens in the summer and magnificent autumn foliage. A working watermill regularly mills grain for sale.

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Peckover House & Garden

North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR
Tel: 01945 583463    E-mail: peckover@nationaltrust.org.uk

Peckover House Wisbech Photo © Kokai
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Georgian brick town house with walled garden.


The town house, built c.1722, is renowned for its very fine plaster and wood rococo decoration and includes displays on the Quaker banking family who owned it and the Peckover Bank.


The outstanding 0.8ha (2 acre) Victorian garden includes an orangery, summer houses, roses, herbaceous borders, fernery, croquet lawn and 17th-century thatched barn, which is available for weddings and functions.


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The Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey

Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB5 9PQ
Tel: 01223 860988    E-mail: f.m.denny@tesco.net

At the Farmland Museum: Discover farming through the ages and learn about the rural history of Cambridgeshire with interactive and object displays for all ages. Visit a village shop and see a magnificent 17th Century stone barn and the workshops, which include a basket maker and a blacksmith. At Denny Abbey: Explore this lovely abbey still featuring superb Norman interiors. At different times, it housed Benedictine monks, the Knights templar and nuns of the Franciscan order, the Poor Clares. See the Franciscan nuns' refectory of the mid 14th Century and the rooms converted for their founder, the Countess of Pembroke.

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Audley End House and Gardens

The General Manager, Audley End House & Park, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Tel: 01799 522842    Fax: 01799 521276    E-mail: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Location: 1 mile west of Saffron Walden on B1383 (M11 exit 8, 9 northbound lane only).
A country house set in a landscape park with richly decorated interiors and notable collections of furniture and pictures. Audley End is displayed to show the house as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries. The house retains a magnificent Jacobean style great hall and many fine 17th century plaster ceilings.

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Hitchingbrooke House

Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE18 6BN
Tel: 01480 375678    E-mail: dsg@post.com

Country House, originally medieval nunnery converted by Cromwell family in the 16th century, later extended by Earls of Sandwich. Medieval remains of nunnery once concealed within walls of later house can be seen. Links with Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys and the inventor of the commonplace 'sandwich'.

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