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] The Mills family used Overstrand as a weekend residence, preferring their homes, Hillingdon Court and Dorton House as their main residences. Today, the family live at Lound Hall, Bothamsall in Nottinghamshire.

Nicholas Pevsner described Overstrand 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 Mills 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