Record Details

NHER Number:4202
Type of record:Building
Name:Dunham Lodge


This Georgian red brick great house was built in the early 1780s. The building has five bays and three storeys with an outer staircase with two flights of stairs curving up to the entrance. The Lodge is claimed to be the highest situated mansion in Norfolk at 96m above sea level. William Cowper stayed here in 1795.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8771 1284
Map Sheet:TF81SE

Full description

May 1974. Visit.
1784, Georgian red-brick box, five bays, three storeys, with top storey smaller central bay on south projects slightly. Outer staircase with two flights curving up to entrance. Interiors said to be original.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 May 1978.

(S1) dates house to 1783 but (S2) states rainheads are dated 1785. Claimed to be highest situated mansion in county (96m) Cowper stayed here in 1795.
E. Rose (NAU).

April 2009.
Proposed structural repairs to external walls and roof, and repairs to garden walls and ancillary buildings.
See (S3) and (S4) for further details
H. White (NLA), 1 May 2009.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF8712/A - C.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 521.
---Unpublished Document: Albanwise Ltd. 2011. Dunham Lodge. Information and Resource Pack. July.
<S1>Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Ward, R. 2009. Design and Access Statement. Dunham Lodge, Dunham Estate, Little Dunham.
<S4>Designation: Listed Building Consent.

Related records

44325Parent of: Gardener's Cottage, Dunham Lodge (Building)
44326Parent of: Stables to Dunham Lodge (Building)
52764Parent of: Walled garden, Dunham Lodge, Little Dunham (Monument)
52863Related to: The Gatehouse, Dunham Estate (Building)

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