Peckover House and Garden

Peckover House and Garden, nestled in the charming market town of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, holds within its walls a rich tapestry of history dating back over two centuries. Originally constructed in 1722, this elegant Georgian townhouse was acquired by the Peckover family in 1794, who would leave an indelible mark on both the property and the local community.

The Peckover family, prominent Quakers and successful bankers, transformed the house into a refined yet understated residence, reflective of their values of simplicity and philanthropy. Over the years, they expanded the property and cultivated the surrounding garden, creating a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling town.

Throughout the 19th century, Peckover House became a hub of intellectual and social activity, hosting gatherings of artists, writers, and thinkers. The family's commitment to social reform and education also saw them play a pivotal role in the local community, supporting initiatives such as the founding of a library and the provision of educational opportunities for the less fortunate.

In the early 20th century, the last resident of the Peckover family, Alexander Peckover, bequeathed the house and garden to the National Trust, ensuring its preservation for future generations. Since then, Peckover House and Garden has continued to captivate visitors with its timeless beauty and historical significance.

Today, visitors to Peckover House can wander through its meticulously restored rooms, adorned with exquisite period furnishings and family heirlooms, gaining insight into the lives of its former inhabitants. The tranquil garden, with its lush greenery, vibrant flower beds, and serene pathways, offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of modern life.

Peckover House and Garden stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Peckover family and their commitment to culture, community, and conservation. As visitors explore its halls and gardens, they are invited to step back in time and experience the grace and elegance of Georgian life, preserved for generations to come.

 

 

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