Woodcroft Castle, Etton 6280

Etton, England

Brief Description

Features of Woodcroft Castle include sweeping lawns, a rose garden and a shelter belt of trees along the approach roads.


Woodcroft Castle was created in the 13th century.

Detailed Description

The grounds include sweeping lawns and mature trees in front of the castle. To the rear is a small rose garden. The site is now surrounded by a shelter belt of trees along the approach roads, and the grounds are somewhat unkempt but secluded. John Clare, who lived nearby at Helpston, worked as a gardener at Woodcroft Castle but became ‘tired of wading thro' the moat each day so left'.
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Lawn, Rose Garden, Shelter Belt

Civil Parish

  • Etton

Detailed History

Situated on the remote fenlands north-west of Peterborough are the important remains of a moated 13th-century castle with a later Elizabethan range.


  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust