Odsey Grange 5686

Guilden Morden, England, Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of Odsey Grange include shrubberies, a mausoleum, walks and hedges.

History

Odsey Grange's gardens were laid out in the mid-19th century.

Detailed Description

The house was rebuilt in 1864 and the garden extended in 1912 with shrubberies. An extensive brick wall surmounted by wrought iron railings separates the south and west gardens form the surrounding parkland. The park contains a family mausoleum in a clump of trees.

Recent renewal of gardens includes formal walks between yew hedges, herbaceous borders and high brick walls covered on both sides with roses. To the north of the house on sloping ground bounded by a long barn is an imaginative layout of iris beds and ornamental trees.

Features
  • Hedge
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  • Shrubbery
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  • Mausoleum
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  • Garden Wall
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  • Walk
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  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Manor House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Guilden Morden
History

Detailed History

The medieval manor house, situated on the county boundary with Hertfordshire, was acquired by a member of the Fordham family in 1793 and remains in their possession today.

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust