Park Lodge, Overbury, Worcester by Ernest Newton, since 1986 a Grade II listed building. 1902-3. According to the listing text, the date AD 1903 can be seen inscribed on a quoin to the left of the east gable. Photograph by Philip Pankhurst. Click on this image and those below to enlarge them.

Left: The Lodge, as it was called then, shown in the Academy Architecture and Architectural Review of 1911. Right: Another view of Park Lodge today. Photograph by Philip Pankhurst.

This attractive L-shaped Edwardian cottage is described in its listing text as the "Lodge to Overbury Park," designed by Newton for Sir Richard Biddulph Martin, JP, of Overbury Court. The materials are coursed dressed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, with a stone tiled roof, and an ashlar ridge chimney stack, as well as a "limestone rubble west end chimney with tiled offsets and two shafts." More details such as the gable finials are described in the listing text; none are too showy, and the whole cottage with its warm coloured fa├žade and mullioned windows looks very welcoming.

Scan and formatting by George P. Landow; photographs and listing text material added by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use the images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit Philip Pankhurst for the recent photographs, or the University of Toronto and the Internet Archive for the scan, and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Related material


Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. Ed. Alexander Koch. London: Academy Architecture, 1911. No. 1586. Internet Archive copy from University of Toronto Libraries. Web. 19 May 2013.

"Parishes: Overbury." A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 3 (London, 1913): 468-478. British History Online. Web. 20 November 2018.

"Park Lodge." Historic England. Web. 20 November 2018.

Last modified 20 Niovember2018