Wesley House 3954

Cambridge, England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge

Brief Description

A small college garden designed in 1925 by Sir Aston Webb in a neo-Tudor or Tudor revival style.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/

Detailed Description

Today the garden has been simplified. The central lawn has various specimen trees, birch, Judas tree, ginkgo and a weeping pear. The walls are clothed in climbers especially clematis and vines. The annual bedding is much appreciated by summer residents. The grounds are maintained by retired clergy.
Features
College, Lawn, Garden Wall
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/
History

Detailed History

In 1925 Sir Aston Webb designed three sides of a quadrangle, open to Jesus Lane in a Neo-Tudor or Tudor Revival style, for a post-graduate theological college, on a site purchased from Jesus College.

By 1948 the quadrangle was crossed by paths edged with lavender, leading to a statue. In 1972, a southern range along Jesus Lane completed the quadrangle and allows views in from the street.

Period

  • Early 20th Century
Associated People

Just one person associated to Wesley House

References

References

Contributors

  • Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust