Downhall Manor, Abington Pigotts 5690

Abington Pigotts, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of Downhall Manor include an avenue and a moat.

History

The present Downhall Manor and gardens were created in the 19th century.

Detailed Description

An estate map dated 1804 shows an inner moat around the Hall and to the south within an outer moat a garden of six rectangular-edged plots. In the meadows further south of the Hall a cross avenue of trees is shown running east-west but these do not appear on the Ordnance Survey map dated 1887.
Features
  • Avenue
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  • Moat
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  • House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Abington Pigotts
History

Detailed History

The medieval manor house, now replaced by a 19th-century farmhouse, stood within a complex moated site, most of which survives. Also surviving is a remarkable timber-framed gatehouse dating from the late-13th century to 14th century. To the west, the old water mill has recently been restored.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust