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Manor Farm, Bassingbourn

Introduction

Features of Manor Farm include yew hedges and a Victorian summerhouse.

The house lies next to the village church on the south side, and a path leads from the garden across the churchyard to the south porch. Behind a yew hedge in the front garden is a Victorian summerhouse, still in use.

The rear of the house is joined to a large Tudor tithe barn which forms part of a courtyard. To the south of the house is a pair of lofty horse chestnuts. Large garden areas extend to the east of the tithe barn enclosed by beech hedges.

History

Manor Farm has a typical Queen Anne fa├žade, but its origins are a 17th-century timber building.

Features & Designations

Features

  • Pond
  • Description: The pond was dug and filled in in the 1980s.
  • Summerhouse
  • Description: Victorian summerhouse.
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  • Path
  • Description: The paths were installed, along with the hedge, in the 1970s.
  • Manor House (featured building)
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Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Domestic / Residential

Survival

Extant

Civil Parish

Bassingbourn cum

References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust