Kings Mill House, Great Shelford 5617

Great Shelford, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, England

Brief Description

Features include a walled garden, a hedge and fish ponds.

History

Kings Mill House was established in the early-19th century.

Detailed Description

Hidden behind a screen of trees and a hedge, the house overlooks open meadows to the west. To the east is a walled garden with a lawn flanked by shrubs and a yew walk. To one side is a vegetable garden. Beyond the main lawn is a further lawn with several trees and shrubs which terminates with a long brick wall extending the whole width of the garden. Beyond this is a view towards the fish ponds and water gardens. The site was the inspiration for Philippa Pearce's children's classic ‘Tom's Midnight Garden'.
Features
  • Garden Wall
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  • Fishpond
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  • Hedge
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  • Manor House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Great Shelford
History

Detailed History

This Regency country residence was built about 1825 with a frontage along Kings Mill Lane.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust