Basic Site Details

Name: The Retreat
Town, district or village: Lakenheath
City or county: Suffolk
Country: England
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31897   
Item 2 of 31900 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 31902 Design exhibitedDining room design (this is given as 'Dining Room Suffolk in catalogue - coule therefore refer to Cavenham or The Retreat at Lakenheath)


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 1897  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Dunn, William, Sir - Bt, MP 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1900 part 1 p56
Item 2 of 5Aslet, Clive1982The Last Country Houses New Haven & London: Yale University Pressp327
Item 3 of 5Crook, J M The rise of the Nouveaux Riches  p272
Item 4 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1900, no 1700; 1902, no 1577
Item 5 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1901   749, 757

Archive References

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