DiCamillo Companion

Happisburgh Manor

  • Built / Designed For: Albermarle Cator

    House & Family History: Happisburgh is considered one of the seminal Arts & Crafts houses of England. It's built of local materials, including brick, flint, pebble, thin tiles, and thatch. The House is in danger of falling into the sea, as the Norfolk coast upon which it is built is relentlessly being consumed by the encroaching ocean. Happisburgh is the first example of Blow's use of the butterfly plan. In 2015 the House was listed for sale for £790,000.

    Comments: Pevsner considered Happisburgh Manor Blow's first important work, and possibly his best.

  • Architect: Detmar Jellings Blow

    Date: 1900
    Designed: House for Albermarle Cator

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  • Title: Cornerstone: The Magazine of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Vol. 27, No. 1, 2006, pg. 39
    Publisher: London: The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
    ISBN: 09694250
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Albermarle Cator, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No