Overstrand Hall

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Overstrand Hall

Overstrand Hall is a country house in Overstrand, Norfolk, designed by Edwin Lutyens for the 2nd Lord Hillingdon, a partner in Glyn Mills Bank.[1] It was built between 1899 and 1901 and is Grade II listed as of 27 September 1972.[2] Nicholas Pevsner describes it as "one of (Lutyens's) most remarkable buildings, at the time when he had reached maturity but still believed to the full in his own inventiveness."[3] The house is of a complex courtyard plan, with a varied range of materials, "stone with half-timbering, flint with brick and tile",[4] and styles, "Jacobean with classical, vernacular with Italianate."[5] Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses: East Anglia describes the hall as "an important early work by Lutyens, his first large work outside the Home Counties".[6]

During the First World War, the hall was used as a military hospital and the family sold the house for use as a convalescent home in 1932.[7] Currently (2013), the hall is home to a residential activity centre. [8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Norfolk 1: Norwich and the North-East, page 633
  2. ^ British Listed Buildings on-line
  3. ^ The Buildings of England: Norfolk 1: Norwich and the North-East, page 633
  4. ^ The Buildings of England: Norfolk 1: Norwich and the North-East, page 633
  5. ^ The Buildings of England: Norfolk 1: Norwich and the North-East, page 633
  6. ^ Burke and Savill's Guide to Country Houses: Volume III - East Anglia
  7. ^ http://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-224690-overstand-hall-overstrand
  8. ^ Camp Beaumont-Overstrand Hall Retrieved 15 May, 2013

References[edit]

  • Pevsner, Nicholas and Wilson, Bill, The Buildings of England - Norfolk 1: Norwich and the North-East (2002) Yale University Press
  • Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David, Burke and Savill's Guide to Country Houses: Volume III - East Anglia (1981) Burke's Peerage

Coordinates: 52°55′07″N 1°19′53″E / 52.9186°N 1.3315°E / 52.9186; 1.3315