Record Details

NHER Number:44305
Type of record:Building
Name:Langham Lodge

Summary

A large red brick house built in 1885 in the Domestic Revival style for Lord Suffield. The lodge stands on the site of Manor Cottage, which was the home of Captain Marryat, who wrote the classic children's novel 'The Children of the New Forest' here.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 0005 4159
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:LANGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

House dated 1885. Built for Lord Suffield, a promoter of the contemporary development of Cromer. Domestic Revival 'Queen Anne' style. Red brick with red tiled roofs. Two storey house with long service wing at East and mingle bay wing at west. Entrance front (North) of 8 bays. Brick plinth, first floor plat-band to 5 easterly bays. Ground floor 4 sash windows, plate glass lower but upper half with glazing bars. First floor 5 windows. Three East have with casement windows arranged to follow rise of staircase. White painted wooden eaves. Four large dormers with 3 light casements and plastered gables. Hipped roof, one off-centre and 2 eaves prominent stacks. Arched porch with datestone, elaborately moulded parapet with ball finials. Door with fan-light. To West, single storey gabled wing. Tripartite sash window with glazing bars. String and blank niche above on line with springing of gable. Return verandah.
Information from (S1).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 11 April 2006.

The lodge is built on the site of Manor Cottage, shown on (S2). This was the home of Captain Marryat, who wrote 'The Children of the New Forest' here. Marryat (who had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy) built a 'quarter deck' at the house, from which he could observe ships at sea.
See (S3) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 26 April 2006

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1885 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.
<S3>Publication: Linnell, C.L.S.. 1961. St Andrew and St Mary, Langham Episcopi.

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