Close Menu
Home & Kitchen
Garden & Outdoor
Food & Drink
Clothing & Accessories
Books & Stationery
Toys, Games & Crafting
Gifts
Collections
Easter
Sale
Inspire Me
Viewing:
Homepage
Books & Stationery
Books
Guidebooks
Peckover Guidebook

Peckover Guidebook

Peckover Guidebook
£4.00

Description
Author
Details
Delivery
Reviews

Overlooking the River Nene in Wisbech, Peckover House was built in the 1720s on the fashionable North Brink, one of Britain’s most perfect Georgian streetscapes.

From the 1790s it was both the home and the banking premises of the Peckover family, Quakers who played a major role in the life of the town. Though their faith excluded them from certain positions, the family produced prominent collectors and a Lord-Lieutenant of the county who received an honorary degree from Cambridge University for his ‘service to science and the cause of education’ and a Baronetcy.

Beyond the beautifully decorated Georgian rooms, evocative servants’ hall and stables lies an enchanting and surprisingly large walled garden, with colourful borders, summer- and greenhouses, an orangery and a thatched reed barn. Besides 60 varieties of rose, the garden has a number of fine specimen trees, including a Chinese Chusan Palm, a maidenhair tree, tulip tree and three venerable orange trees.

Mike Sutherill is a National Trust Curator, based in the East of England. He was formerly an Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings with English Heritage and has published numerous articles, particularly relating to Georgian architecture, garden and parks. 

ISBN 9781843595922

Published August 2016

210 × 210 mm

32-page paperback

FREE UK DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £50

UK Delivery: 3 - 5 working days - £2.50

International Delivery: 7 - 10 working days from £5

For more information please click here.

0 stars (0 review)

Share your thoughts with other customers… write your own review