Sibald's Holme, Wisbech 6232

Wisbech, England, Cambridgeshire, Fenland

Brief Description

Features of Sibald's Holme included circular rose beds, serpentine gravel paths, a sundial, glasshouses with various tropical plants and a folly.

History

Sibald's Holme was created in the early-19th century. Currently, parts of the park have been encroached upon by housing.

Detailed Description

To the rear of the house was an extensive garden overlooking a small park. Early photographs indicate the Victorian garden with crescent shaped flower beds, circular rose beds, serpentine gravel paths, a sundial and vase on a pedestal, glasshouses with palm and cacti, palm trees, a folly and a bridge over the stream. There were views from the edge of the garden across the park to the two storey summerhouse.

One fine copper beech tree dominates the garden today, and the glass house still survives; but the house is divided into two dwellings and new housing has encroached on the park. The adjacent brewery has also taken some of the rear garden. The small park to the rear has been developed for housing.

Features
  • Sundial
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  • Flower Bed
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  • Glasshouse
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  • Summerhouse
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  • Folly
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  • Ornamental Bridge
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  • Path
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Wisbech
History

Detailed History

Sibald's Holme is a brick house, built in the early-19th century and later altered by Algernon Peckover in an Italianate style with three storey bay windows. The house overlooks a bend along the North Brink.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust