Stirtloe House 5955

Buckden, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England

Brief Description

Features of Stirtloe House include a claire-voie, a walled kitchen garden and trained fruit trees.

History

Stirtloe House was created in the late-18th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The park was once part of a larger deer park. The house is approached through fine iron gates and gate piers. A claire-voie with iron railings to the north of the house gives views to Buckden Towers. There is a well-established 2.8 hectare garden with fine trees, redwoods and cedars, and a walled kitchen garden with trained fruit trees along a south facing herbaceous border.
Features
  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Kitchen Garden
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  • Gateway
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  • Clairvoie
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Buckden
History

Detailed History

This late-18th-century brick house stands in the north-east corner of a small landscaped park of 20 hectares to the south extending west to the Great North Road. Between 1784 and 1790 the house was occupied by Lancelot, son of ‘Capability’ Brown.

Period

  • Late 18th Century
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust