|Type of record:||Building|
Built by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1900 for Lord Hillingdon, this is one of his most remarkable buildings and an example of the completely over-the-top design demanded by the wealthy at the turn of the century. It is a courtyard house of involved plan. Lutyens introduced almost too many contrasts - in materials, stone with half timbering, flint with brick and tile; in style, Jacobean with classical, vernacular with Italianate - but the effect is memorable. For many years a convalescent home, it is now an education and activity centre.
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|Grid Reference:||TG 2406 4092|
|Parish:||OVERSTRAND, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Built by Lutyens in 1899 for second Lord Hillingdon (S1) on the site of an older hall, marked on (S2). E. Rose (NAU).
For detailed description of building see listed building description 1988, grade II (S3).
E. Rose (NAU), 8 August 1989.
Press cuttings (S4) and (S5), also architect's plans (1997) (S6) in file
December 2004. Norfolk NMP.
Earthworks of probable post medieval garden and landscape features are visible on aerial photographs within the grounds of Overstrand Hall. These consist of a linear hollow and a curvilinear embankment, probably defining the edge of an area of planting or woodland belt. See NHER 39013 for details.
S. Massey (NMP), 2 December 2004.
- GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 633-634. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 296. |
|<S2>||Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797. |
|<S4>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. Poppyland's past for sale. 17 February. |
|<S5>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1995. [Sale advertisements for Overstand Hall]. |
|<S6>||Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans. |
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