Nuffield Lodge

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Nuffield Lodge from Prince Albert Road in January 2018
Grove Lodge, 1828

Nuffield Lodge is a house on Prince Albert Road, Regent's Park, London, England. It is Grade I listed.[1]

Nuffield Lodge and its gardens fall within Regent's Park, which is Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[2]

Nuffield Lodge's studio stable block in January 2018

The villa was built from 1822 to 1824 as Grove Lodge, and designed by the architect Decimus Burton as a bachelor residence for the geologist George Bellas Greenough (1778-1855). In 1877, it was heightened and converted into a family home by Burton's nephew, Henry Marley Burton. Interior murals were painted in about 1909 by the then-owner Sigismund Goetze (1866-1934) who had acquired it in 1907.[1]

In 1952, it was bought by the Nuffield Foundation, and renamed Nuffield Lodge. The Nuffield Foundation gave up the lease in 1986, and it became a private residence. In 2014, Nuffield Lodge was under restoration by Neil Tomlinson Architects on behalf of the owner Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said.[3]

Nuffield Lodge's stable block was built by Burton c.1824 and was converted into an artist's studio for Goetze in 1909 by Sidney Tatchell. It is Grade II listed, and features stucco ornamentation in its interior.[4] The archway connecting the studio stable block and the Palm house is listed Grade II.[5]

The palm house in the grounds of the lodge is Grade II* listed, and was also designed by Burton. The palm house was designed to form a screen along with the stabling against "unpleasant objects" in the villa's environment. The Historic England heritage listing describes the palm house as "one of Burton's first experiments in the structural use of iron and glass".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Nuffield Lodge (1265526)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Regent's Park (1000246)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Nuffield Lodge - Neil Tomlinson".
  4. ^ Historic England. "Studio Stable block to Nuffield Lodge (1227159)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Archway screen linking Palm House with studio stable block at Nuffield Lodge (1227137)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Palm House to Nuffield Lodge (1227137)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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Coordinates: 51°31′50″N 0°10′01″W / 51.530516°N 0.166914°W / 51.530516; -0.166914