Croxton Manor 3762

Croxton, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

The garden that surrounds Croxton Manor is of unknown size or age although presumably contemporary with the house which dates from the 16th century. The garden has been recently restored and includes a knot garden of santolinas and box with willow pyramids, conifer bed, raised vegetable plots, yew hedging, a winter garden of dogwoods with an herbaceous border and landscaped pool. The undulating garden offers views of Croxton Park, which was formerly part of the estate.

History

Croxton Manor was created in the late-15th century.

Detailed Description

The gently undulating garden has recently been restored and includes a knot garden of santolinas and box in gravel with willow pyramids, a conifer bed, raised vegetable plots protected by a yew hedge, a winter garden of dogwoods, herbaceous borders and a landscaped pool. The garden is edged with railings and views directly into Croxton Park, which can be enjoyed from the house.
Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: A late medieval timber framed pink building
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Herbaceous Border, Raised Bed, Pool, Knot Garden
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Croxton
History

Detailed History

Croxton Manor lies at the far end of the village high street facing the remnants of the village green. The late medieval timber framed pink building was once the manor house for Westbury hamlet. From the 16th century until the early-19th century, it was the home of Dr. Edward Leeds, retired master of Clare Collgege, and his descendants, mostly merchants and lawyers.
References

References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust