Sutton House, Cambridgeshire 6197

Sutton, England, Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire

Brief Description

Features of Sutton House included a dovecotee, aviary, a vinery, a greenhouse, a ha-ha, a fernery and pleasure grounds.

History

Sutton House was created in the mid-19th century as a private residence.

Detailed Description

The house was approached by a carriage drive from the Lodge at Church Lane through an avenue of Wellingtonias. The pleasure grounds contained many ornamental trees and shrubs, which were separated from the park to the east by a ha-ha. To the north of the house was a large walled garden with a vinery and greenhouse. To the east was a tennis court with a dovecotee and aviary nearby. The Vipans were interested in ferns and had established an extensive fernery at Sutton House.
Features
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  • Greenhouse
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  • Aviary
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  • Tennis Lawn
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Sutton
History

Detailed History

East of the village church stood the large mid-19th-century house of the Vipan family surrounded by a small park of 8.8 hectares. The house has now been demolished and in 1980 the site was developed for housing. A small part of the park, some 3.6 hectares, has been refurbished.

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust