Park House, Leverington 6237

Leverington, England, Cambridgeshire, Fenland

Brief Description

Features of Park House include an enclosed garden, an orchard and a pond.

History

Park House was created in the early-18th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The south front overlooks a small garden enclosed on both sides by brick walls ending with brick piers. The main garden was an orchard to the east and north with a further extension to the east. Between the road and the house is a paddock with a rectangular pond. Oliver Goldsmith is reputed to have written ‘She Stoops to Conquer' under the shade of a mulberry tree in the garden. The pond in which he may have visualized Mrs Hardcastle ‘dragged up to her waist like a mermaid after her circumbendibus' can still be seen.
Features
  • Pond
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  • Garden Wall
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  • Orchard
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  • House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Leverington
History

Detailed History

Park House lies in Park Field to the north of Gorefield Road. This red brick house was built in 1720 and was owned by John Lumpkin until 1743.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust