DiCamillo Companion
England

Wherstead Park (Wherstead Lodge)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: House used to be called Wherstead Lodge. Either James Wyatt, Samuel Wyatt, or Sir Jeffry Wyattville (Wyatt) is thought to have designed the staircase beginning with one flight and descending in two flights, lit by glazed dome. One of the Harland Baronets laid the cornerstone for the House in 1792. House is used as the Eastern Electricity Board headquarters.

    Comments: Staircase resembles that at the former Thirkleby, Yorkshire house. The three proposed designers of the House staircase, James Wyatt, Samuel Wyatt, or Sir Jeffry Wyattville (Wyatt), have never been decisively proven to be the architect at work.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Humphry Repton landscaped the grounds.

  • Architect: Humphry Repton

    Designed: Grounds

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  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Robert Harland, Bt., 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unknown

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No