Adams Road, Number 6 3982

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

Features include a large copper beech and various flower plantings.

History

Adams Road, No. 6 was built in the late-19th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

When Mrs Charnock sold her house to the college she stipulated that her planting of Cyclamen hederifolium beneath a large copper beech tree should not be lost. Today one can see this fine display flowering through a carpet of ivy, protected by a low rail. The remainder of her garden is enclosed by a beech hedge.
Features
  • House (featured building)
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  • Hedge
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History

Detailed History

Adams Road, No. 6 was built in the 1890s and was bought in 1950 by Sir George Thompson, later Master of Corpus Christi, and his sister Mrs Joan Charnock. The property was purchased for their mother Lady Thompson, widow of Sir J. J. Thompson, Master of Trinity and discoverer of the electron. The home was purchased by the College in 1986.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust