Rippington Manor, Great Gransden 5920

Great Gransden, England, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire

Brief Description

Features of Rippington Manor include a terrace, a walled garden, a moat and fishponds.

History

Rippington Manor was established in the mid-16th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The south terrace leads down to a large walled garden with clipped yew hedges enclosing a well in the centre. Further to the south is a moat. There are two fishponds and an avenue of chestnuts, with a dovecote in an adjacent field.
Features
  • Garden Terrace
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  • Moat
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  • Garden Wall
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  • Fishpond
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  • Avenue
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  • Dovecote
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Great Gransden
History

Detailed History

This is an Elizabethan brick manor house built around 1550. It was occupied by one Julius Caesar, when he was physician to Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I. The Caesers were descended from Caeser Aldemare of Padua, and had settled in England by 1550.

Period

  • Tudor (1485-1603)
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust