Saffron Walden, Essex

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Bridge End Gardens has probably the finest turf maze in England [1]; [2]. There is a mention of it in the time of William III (c1690). It was replanted with yew in 1838-1840, but abandoned and lost by 1949, then restored in 1983.

There is a second maze, an imitation of that at Hampton Court, on the Common.

A bit west of Saffron Walden, at Audley End, is Audley End House, amongst whose treasures is a snuff box of Voltaire's. [3]; [4]

References (show)

  1. Pennick, Nigel. Mazes and Labyrinths. Robert Hale, London, 1990. plate7
  2. Fisher, Adrian. The Art of the Maze. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1990., p.154, with colour photos on pp.45 & 139
  3. Coster, E. L. Out and Around London - North. A Geographia Guide, Geographia Ltd., London, nd [c1973]. pp.103 & 105
  4. Elliot, Charles. The Gap in the Hedge Dispatches from the Extraordinary World of British Gardening, The Lyons Press, New York, 1998, p.208.

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