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Park Wall and Steps at Hinchingbrooke School, Brampton Road

Park Wall and Steps at Hinchingbrooke School, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3BN View on map

Hinchingbrooke House stands on the site of an Augustinian Nunnery, suppressed in 1538 and largely rebuilt and extended by the Cromwell’s by 1627. The Park Wall was constructed in 1663-4 by the first Earl of Sandwich, Edward Montagu. It runs on a north-south axis along Brampton Road for 125m before turning west for a further 166m. Pepys steps are located directly west of the wall and provide access from the lower terrace to the upper, which runs adjacent to the C17-C18 wall, and were mostly likely commissioned by the Earl when he designed the garden in the mid-1660s (the steps may also contain some C18 fabric).

Contact

Opening Arrangements

Every Sunday 18 June 2017 to 27 August 2017 2pm to 5pm.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £5.00
  • Child: £4.00
  • Other Charges: £4.00 Concessions

Directions

1 mile from Huntingdon town center on the B1514. Train: Huntingdon 1/2 mile.

Parking Spaces

120

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes