Ridley Hall 3971

Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Brief Description

Features of Ridley Hall include a garden wall, a yew hedge, tennis courts and shrubs.

History

Ridley Hall was established in the late-19th century.

Visitor Facilities

This site is a College. http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/

Detailed Description

The grounds were enclosed by a brick wall and yew hedge behind which a narrow band of trees and shrubs were planted. These still remain today (2008). In 1912 a further residential block was built on land to the west. The tennis court was removed and an area in the large court was given over to the Principal's Garden. This garden is enclosed by large conifers and evergreens. The shrub planting against the buildings is simple but effective and Acanthus mollis grows with much vigour. Under the trees on the lawn are bulbs in the spring.
Features
  • Hedge
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  • Garden Wall
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This site is a College. http://www.ridley.cam.ac.uk/
History

Detailed History

Ridley Hall is a Theological College, training men and women for ordained ministry in the Church of England. It was founded in 1881, and the first range of buildings facing Ridley Road were designed by C.S. Luck with later additions by W. Wallace.

Period

  • Early 20th Century