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Prickwillow Road, Number 43

Introduction

Features of 43 Pickwillow Road include herbaceous borders, a crinkle-crankle wall, a vegetable garden and several fruit trees.

The Ordnance Survey map of 1888 indicates a larger garden then exists today with an oval lawn to the west and greenhouse with two plots to the north. The sale documents of 1985 mention a crinkle-crankle wall to the east and an underground apple store.

Today the garden contains a large range of plants collected by the present owners. The herbaceous borders are filled with interesting perennials and there is a vegetable garden and several fruit trees.

History

A Victorian mansion dating from 1850 with a small drive is situated behind a screen of trees to the north of the road.

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Features & Designations

Features

  • Crinkle-crankle Wall
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  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Lawn
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  • Greenhouse
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  • Mansion House (featured building)
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Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Mansion House

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

Civil Parish

Ely

References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust