Heydon House 5650

Heydon, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of Heydon House include lawns, shrubberies, rose beds and a walled kitchen garden.

History

Heydon House was established in the 17th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The House is approached by a sweeping carriage drive from the east and is surrounded by an extensive brick wall and claire-voie overlooking the road and field to the south. The 2.8 hectare garden consists of lawns bounded by shrubberies, originally dotted with rose beds and intersected by a gravel path.

The trees of the pleasure gardens frame a view across a lawn to a formal lake, previously a three-sided moat. There is a view to the north towards woodland (High Park). The walled kitchen garden to the west contained espalier and other fruit trees. The outbuildings included a game larder, and a range of apple and potato stores.

Features
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  • Lawn
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  • Espalier
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Heydon
History

Detailed History

Heydon House was built for Sir Peter Soame, Lord Mayor of London in the 17th century.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust