Thorneycroft, Thorney 6529

Thorney, England

Brief Description

Features of Thorneycroft include rare examples of Victorian planting schemes within a small bounded garden.

History

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

Detailed Description

This Victorian house to the east of the road going south to Whittlesey from the village has a small garden bounded by a raised bank and ditches sympathetically planted with evergreens, box hedging, conifers, laurels and yews. The road frontage is compactly planted under dense tree canopy. This is a rare example of a garden stocked with Victorian favourites available during the last century. Here is a good impression of what so many gardens during the last century must have looked like before perennial and ground cover plants became the vogue.
Features
  • Hedge
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  • House (featured building)
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Thorney
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust