1808 Norfolk country houses day

Saturday 28 April 10:30 AM to 7:35 PM

Price for single delegate: £0.00

A special 60th anniversary country houses day led for the Society by Jeremy Musson, architectural historian, architectural editor of Country Life, 1998-2007, East Anglian National Trust curator, 1992-1995, and new editor of The Victorian. The very first country houses outing organised for the Victorian Society by co-founder Mark Girouard was also to Norfolk, and marked by a good lunch and a good tea, so this outing too will focus on two important and enjoyable houses. Edwardian Sennowe Park is a bold 1907 remodelling of an eighteenth-century house by the architect George Skipper for Thomas Cook (grandson of the founder of the travel company) and the estate remains the cherished home of Cook’s descendants, Mr and Mrs Temple-Richards. Here the group will also enjoy a tour of house and garden, and a fine catered lunch. After lunch the group will move on for a private tour of Ken Hill, built 1878-80 by JJ Stevenson for Yorkshire industrialist Sir Edward Green, an early and important example of a neo Queen Anne style country house. After Ken Hill, the party will move on to King’s Lynn, where the group will be entertained to a splendid afternoon tea by historians, Dr Simon Thurley and Dr Anna Keay at their historic home, Clifton House, where there will be an opportunity to explore the crypt and climb the tower to see the view over historic King’s Lynn.


Event code: 1808

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