The Manor, Houghton 6011

Houghton, England, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire

Brief Description

Features of The Manor include a terrace, yew hedging, a lawn and perimeter planting along a footpath.

History

The Manor was created in the early-20th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The garden is to three sides of the house, which stands at the edge of the pavement along Thicket Road. The garden has a terrace near the house with castellated yew hedging, and a flight of steps to the south lead down to a lawn with circular beds filled with small plants. This gives the effect of upturned saucers on a green beige cloth. Recently the garden has been simplified but the yews remain and the perimeter planting along the side footpath to Love Lane has now matured.
Features
  • Garden Terrace
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  • Lawn
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  • Hedge
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  • Flower Bed
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  • Steps
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  • Path
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  • Manor House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Houghton and
History

Detailed History

This is a fascinating two storey large brick house designed in 1905 by the Reverend F.J. Kingsley-Backenbury Oliphant in an Elizabethan vernacular revival style where no detail has been overlooked.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust