Witcham Hall 6191

Witcham, England, Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of Witcham Hall include brick walls, wrought iron gates, topiary, herbaceous borders and an earth closet.

History

Witcham Hall was created in the early-18th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The gardens are screened from the road by a high brick wall and the entrance is through an early-18th-century wrought iron gate, flanked by brick piers surmounted with stone urns with masques, swag enrichments and flame bursts from gadroon capping. A pathway leads directly to the hall between two topiary yews clipped to represent large salt and pepper pots. To the north and west of the hall are herbaceous borders and a Victorian ‘earth closet' is retained in a corner of the garden. The octagonal thatched summerhouse is dwarfed by an enormous Scots pine tree which acts as a local landmark.
Features
  • Summerhouse
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  • Herbaceous Border
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  • Topiary
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  • Garden Wall
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  • Gateway
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Witcham
History

Detailed History

Witcham Hall was built around 1700 and is a fine example of a Jacobean house. In 1840 it was remodelled in the Gothic style and has recently been restored.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust