Westcott House 3955

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

A college garden set around a theological college established in 1881. The garden features informal planting, a wilderness area, a main court and terracing. A new court has been formed to the east.

History

The college was established in 1881 and extended in 1889.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/

Detailed Description

The central area is dominated by the spire of All Saints', and is used as a croquet lawn and part orchard with wild flowers in long grass (the wilderness). Around Main Court are herbaceous borders edged with lavender. The south facing terrace has shrubs backed by wisterias and passionflowers. A new court has been formed to the east on the site of the vicarage with lawns and children's play facilities.
Features
Croquet Lawn, Terrace, Herbaceous Border, Orchard
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.westcott.cam.ac.uk/
History

Detailed History

Westcott Theological College lies to the south of Jesus Lane and to the west of All Saints' Church, and was founded in 1881. The College built a range of accommodation along Jesus Lane in 1899 by Grayson and Ould, which was added to by other architects over the following 30 years. This resulted in a relaxed enclosed Main Court with terraces on various levels and a cloister in the south-west corner.
References

References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust