Middlefield, Stapleford (also known as Mount Blow)5625

Stapleford, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features include hedges and borders.

History

Middlefield was established in the early-20th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

It seems likely that Lutyens indicated the layout of radiating allees on the garden front. The main vista has double herbaceous borders backed by hedges. The whole garden has been extensively restored and elaborated during the 1990s.
Features
  • Hedge
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  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Allee
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Stapleford
History

Detailed History

Middlefield, once called Mount Blow, looks southwards down a gentle slope over a stretch of Cambridgeshire farmlands. The house was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens between 1908 and 1909 for the legal scholar Henry Bond. It is red brick, neo-Georgian with big hipped roofs and tall chimneys. Middlesfield is one of four Edwardian mansions built in extensive gardens on rising ground known since the 13th century as Foxhill.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
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References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust