The Lawn, Whittlesford 5613

Whittlesford, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

The primary feature is a large, grassed area.

History

The Lawn was established in the late-18th century as a landscaped park.

Detailed Description

South Cambridgeshire Rural District Council subsequently erected council houses on two sides so that, with its fine 18th-century trees and extensive grassed areas, it appears to be and functions as a village green.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Whittlesford
History

Detailed History

The extensive ‘green' alongside the Duxford Road originated as a small landscaped park or ‘lawn' attached to a modest country house erected in about 1785 by Ebenezer Hollick. Hollick went bankrupt in 1825 and the house was abandoned and then demolished in 1858. Its lawn survived and in 1957 was purchased by the parish council as a village open space.

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century