Adams Road, Number 4 3979

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

The home of X-ray pioneer Dr. Shillington-Scales, the garden features an herbaceous border and yew hedging.

History

Adams Road, No. 4 was established in the early-20th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The garden had a large lawn to the south enclosed by tall yew hedges with recesses and where openings were required, a curved arch was cut through and pairs of globes cut above the hedge. Today the hedges remain as does the important X-ray garage. A narrow herbaceous border lies along the west hedge and the opening originally led to the vegetable garden, now a car park. Immediately to the west of the house is a small rose parterre filled with Rosa Trumpeter.
Features
  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Lawn
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  • Hedge
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History

Detailed History

Adams Road, No. 4 was built in 1908 by Dr. Shillington-Scales, who pioneered X-ray techniques. In 1926 Brian Reddaway came, when young, to have his knee X-rayed in the adjoining garage. He and his wife later bought the house from his parents in 1952. He was subsequently Professor of Political Economy in the University from 1969 to 1980.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People

Just one person associated to Adams Road, Number 4

References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust