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Sawston Village College

Introduction

Features of Sawston Village College include a courtyard, fountain, a hedge and an avenue.

The symmetrical plan of the College encloses an open courtyard to the east with a central fountain. Originally, on a site of 1.6 hectares, the College grounds later increased to 10.4 hectares. The boundary is planted with a shoulder height Cupressus leylandii hedge backed by spindly lime trees. The limes form an avenue along the entrance drive and are underplanted with iris beds.
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History

Sawston, the first Cambridgeshire Village College, was built in 1930. It was designed by the architect H.H. Dunn in a neo-Georgian style with hipped roofs and chimneys.

Period

  • 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
  • Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Features & Designations

Features

  • Ornamental Fountain
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  • Hedge
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  • Avenue
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  • Drive
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  • College (featured building)
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Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Education

Period

20th Century (1901 to 1932)

Survival

Extant

Civil Parish

Sawston