Norfolk Victorian Seaside Resorts & Fishing Villages
- Overstrand

The London journalist and travel writer Clement Scott came to Overstrand in 1883 and was so charmed by the area that he christened it ’Poppyland’. His writings led a number of well-known people from London society to visit. Some bought land in Overstrand and had houses built there, and for a while the village was a fashionable place to live. The Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens worked at Overstrand, designing Overstrand Hall for Charles William Mills, 2nd Baron Hillingdon, The Pleasaunce for Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea and the Methodist Church. The large houses of the gentry have largely passed from private ownership to other uses, but Overstrand remain a charming North Norfolk seaside village.

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