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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 1886 OS map below confirms the location.

1886 Ordnance Survey Map, showing North Lodge

Census entries for 1881, 1891 and 1901 record a Mary Clarke and family in residence. In 1911 North Lodge was occupied by Cornishman J H Thomas (a Clerk of Works to the estate) and his family.
I know very little else about North Lodge. There are clearly a number of distinct architectural similarities (those chimneys...) with the cottages and the school-house built along the Cambridge Road. The bricks were probably from the estate brick works at the western end of New Wimpole. But when was the building taken down? Was it Mrs Bambridge or earlier?
All information appreciated!
A postcard image from my collection






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