The Emplins, Gamlingay 5911

Gamlingay, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of The Emplins include hedges, informal flower beds and shrubs.


The Emplins dates to the late-15th century, but the gardens were recently created by the present owners.

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Detailed Description

The garden has been created by the present owners. In front of the house is a profusion of shrubs and herbaceous plants and to the rear are informal beds with low hedges. Herbs and old fashioned roses intermingle with other plants creating a gentle, floral display throughout the summer months.
  • Manor House (featured building)
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Hedge, Shrub Feature
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Civil Parish

  • Gamlingay

Detailed History

Between 1475 and 1491 Thomas Bird leased the manor from Merton College, Oxford and built The Emplins, which became the rectory, and is situated to the east of the church. It survived the destructive fire that swept through the village in 1600.


  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust