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Longthorpe Tower


Features of Longthorpe Tower include a lawn bordered by conifers and shrubs, an orchard and a pigeon house.

The Tower is square in plan with turrets on the corners and its walls are six to seven feet thick. Wall paintings in the Great Chamber on the first floor were discovered after the Second World War. There is a garden to the south of the Tower which comprises a lawn bordered by conifers and shrubs of recent planting. Before the encroachment of recent development there was a rectangular stone pigeon house to the south-west of the Tower, and early sketches indicate an orchard with clipped shrubs.

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Orchard, Pigeon Loft, Lawn
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Longthorpe Tower was created around 1300.

Detailed History

A tower was added around 1300 at the north-east corner of an already existing house built by William de Thorpe in 1263.



  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust