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Anglesey Abbey

Cambridge, Cambrideshire

The Augustinian priory was converted into a house by the Fowkes family in the early seventeenth century. It was altered by Lord Fairhaven in 1926 who also recreated the gardens.

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Elton Hall

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Home to the Proby family since 1660, Sir Thomas Proby rebuilt the house in 1665, incorporating the medieval chapel and gatehouse into the new design. Subsequent generations have added to the house and it contains a superb collection of art, paintings and books.

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Manor Garden, Hemingford Grey

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Built in 1130, The moated Manor house is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in England. Lucy M. Boston bought the property in 1939, rechristening it Green Knowe, made famous by her children’s books of the same name.

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Peckover House

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

Peckover House was built in 1722 and bought by the Quaker banker, Jonathan Peckover in 1777. Alexandrina Peckover gave the house to the National Trust in 1943.

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Wimpole Hall

Royston, Cambridgeshire

Thomas Chicheley built the ‘new’ house and laid out the formal gardens in 1650. Forced to sell because of financial difficulties, the estate passed through several hands until it was bought by Thomas Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden.

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