Nun's Manor, Shepreth 5680

Shepreth, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of Nun's Manor include a vegetable garden, a drive, a pond and a summer house.

History

Nun's Manor was established in the 16th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

Nun's Manor is recognised by a neat vegetable garden situated immediately on the garden side of the roadside ditch. The nearly one hectare garden is divided into separate gardens. The access gravel drive is bordered with lavenders and rock roses. A pond with summer house is adjacent to a twin herbaceous border. A croquet lawn gives access to a walk planted with oak, beech, wild cherry and field maple around the edge of a field.
Features
  • Drive
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  • Pond
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  • Summerhouse
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  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Croquet Lawn
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  • Manor House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Shepreth
History

Detailed History

Nun's Manor is a 16th-century farmhouse built on fast-draining chalk.

Period

  • Tudor (1485-1603)
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust