Pepys House, Brampton 5967

Brampton, England, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire

Brief Description

Features of Pepys House include lawns and shrub features.

History

Pepys' House was created in the mid-17th century as a private residence. The House is now a school.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.hinchingbrookeschool.net/pepys/pepys.htm

Detailed Description

The front garden with its lawn and simple boundary shrub planting today gives little indication of the drama which took place in this garden in the mid-17th century. Devotees of Samuel Pepys diary will recall that on the 10th-11th of October 1667, Pepys returned to Brampton in a panic to try and recover the gold he had buried in this garden. Luckily, after two attempts at night, he recovered his hoard.
Features
  • Lawn
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  • Shrub Feature
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  • House (featured building)
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.hinchingbrookeschool.net/pepys/pepys.htm
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Brampton
History

Detailed History

Samuel Pepys was born in this farmhouse to the east of the village church.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust