Wolfson Court 3988

Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Brief Description

Features of Wolfson Court include specimen trees, courtyards and a pergola.

History

Wolfson Court was developed in the mid-20th century as part of Cambridge University.

Visitor Facilities

This site can be hired for special events.http://www.conferencecambridge.com/home/index.php?m=venues&id=36

Detailed Description

The courtyards at Wolfson Court were defined by using specimen trees to give a separate identity to each court. A fine pergola supports a wisteria, and the sorbus, mulberry, lime and maple have grown well and begin to dominate the various courts.

In 1992, two further courts were added by Bland, Brown and Cole. These are not enclosed and have lawns edged with foliage plants. Throughout the site plants are well established and compliment the designers' intentions.

Features
  • Pergola
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  • Dormitory (featured building)
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  • Lawn
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This site can be hired for special events.http://www.conferencecambridge.com/home/index.php?m=venues&id=36
History

Detailed History

In 1969 Girton College obtained a 1.2 hectare site for students in Clarkson Road, thereby reducing the journey into Cambridge by the ‘elastic mile'. The first plan for Wolfson Court was by David Roberts and Geoffrey Clarke and the accommodation was laid out around a series of courtyards.
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust