Thorpeness Ogilvie Hall summary from Suffolk Camra
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Thorpeness Ogilvie Hall

  • The Whinlands
  • grid reference TM 471 598
closed 21st-century
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    (Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)


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    The Scottish playwright and barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie decided to build a seaside village at Thorpe on the Suffolk coast. The hamlet was inherited, along with the family estate of Sizewell, when Ogilvie's mother died in 1908.

    Ogilvie was a visionary and a romanticist, and wanted to create a seaside retreat in the Jacobean and Tudor styles. He was inspired by the works of J. M. Barrie, the Scottish novelist better known for creating Peter Pan.

    Work began in 1910, when some open fields were flooded to create a 65 acre artificial lake called 'The Meare'. For more details see Wikipedia