The history of this magic building is still becoming revealed. Much remains unanswered but since the Lodge was dated to be 1472 by a renown dendrochronologist Martin Bridges (report can be found here), it's place in history is being re-imagined. As a medieval hunting lodge, it is extremely rare in Europe and possible the rarest in the UK.
So what did it look like?
The latest historian to investigate Letheringham Lodge, Philip Aitkens has found new evidence of how the roof would have looked in 1472. He has also suggested the possibility of there being a lantern at the Apex of the roof. To read his full report, please click here.
Would you like to hear what the Historians say about the Lodge?
In April 2014, Edward Martin found significant connections for key historical figures to be associated with the Lodge. He writes an authoritative report on how these connections affect the importance of the Lodge today. Please click here to discover what he has found.
From September 2013 to March 2014, Leigh Alson investigated the historical context of Letheringham Lodge and collected together an outstanding team of consultants (Michael Collins, Edward and Joanna Martin and Martin Bridge) who have all played key roles in our knowledge and understanding of the Lodge.
Full list go Historical Assessment Reports
Would you like to know more about the Wingfields who built it?
Letheringham Lodge was built by Sir John Wingfield in 1472. It remains owned by the Wingfield family until the late 17th century where the Wingfields fall from grace by choosing to remain as Catholic.
- Discover more about the Wingfields who built the Lodge - full list of owners produced for us by Joanna Martin.
- Discover more about the Wingfields from their wills - again produced by our brilliant historians Joanna and Edward Martin.
- Discover more about the Wingfield panelling which has been removed and now resides at Brodick Caste in Scotland
- Discover more about the Wingfield crest