Basic Site Details

Name: Cavenham Hall
Town, district or village: Cavenham
City or county: Suffolk
Country: England
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Carvernham HallYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3House(?)  
Item 2 of 3Lodge(?)  
Item 3 of 3Stable(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41899 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 41900 Journal referenceLodge
Item 3 of 41902 Design exhibitedDining room design (this is given as 'Dining Room Suffolk in catalogue - coule therefore refer to Cavenham or The Retreat at Lakenheath)
Item 4 of 41949 Destruction/demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Andrew Noble PrenticeArchitect 18991900(?)House and lodge, also new stable block.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Davies, Herbert Ernest MatthewGold magnate; bought the estate in 1898.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 10Academy Architecture1899 part 1 pp44-5
Item 2 of 10Academy Architecture1899 part 2 pp16-17
Item 3 of 10Academy Architecture1900 part 1 p47
Item 4 of 10Adams, Maurice B1912Modern Cottage Architecture, illustrated from works of well-known architects2nd EditionLondon: BatsfordPlate XLIV (illustration of lodge)
Item 5 of 10Aslet, Clive1982The Last Country Houses New Haven & London: Yale University Pressp313
Item 6 of 10Browne, John Kenworthy, Sayer, Michael, Walker, David Burke and Savills Guide to Country Houses Volume III East AngliaVolume III
Item 7 of 10Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1899, nos 1624, 1634, 1684; 1902, no 1577
Item 8 of 10Muthesius, Herman1904Das Englische Haus See translation by Denis Sharp and Janet Seligman 1979 
Item 9 of 10Roberts, W M Lost Country Houses of Suffolk  pp53-55
Item 10 of 10Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1900   515

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architectural Review1899   
Item 2 of 4Builder17 June 1899   
Item 3 of 4Builder18 May 1901   
Item 4 of 4Builder1 June 1901   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Noble Prentice: F v14 p23 no863 (microfilm reel 11)