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North Lodge c1905
Wimpole Estate
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North Lodge, Wimpole Estate, c1905
North Lodge, Wimpole Estate (c1905)

North Lodge, Wimpole Estate
North Lodge (sometimes called Park Lodge) was situated on Southern Road a little south of where it meets (what is now) Victoria Drive.
In 1801, as part of his proposed designs to Lord Hardwicke for landscaping the park, Repton suggested a new Lodge to replace a group of old cottages east of the Hall. This work was apparently carried out and North Lodge can be identified on a 1828 Ordnance Survey map. The 1903 (2nd Edition) OS map below confirms the location.

1903 (2nd Edition) Ordnance Survey Map, showing location of North Lodge
1903 (2nd Edition) Ordnance Survey Map, showing location of North Lodge

The Lodge was probably demolished some time after the Second World War.
I have very little information about North Lodge. There are clearly a number of distinct architectural similarities (those chimneys...) with the cottages and the school-house built down along the Cambridge Road.
Census entries for 1881, 1891 and 1901 record a Mary Clarke and family in residence.
In the 1911 Census, North Lodge was occupied by Cornishman J H Thomas (Clerk of Works to the Estate) and his family.
The September 1939 (wartime) England and Wales Register lists North Lodge as being occupied by Harry and Violette Stone and two adult sons. Harry's occupation was given as Estate Manager (Retired).
Do you know when the building was demolished? I'm now assuming Mrs Bambridge was responsible... All information appreciated.

A postcard image from my collection



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