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Name:Dunham Lodge
Hill number:17447
Height:96m / 315ft
Parent (Ma):2874  Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]
RHB Section:39: Central and Eastern England
County/UA:Norfolk (CoU)
Catchment:Wash, Catchment Boundaries
Watershed:The Wash
Class:Tump (0-99m)
Grid ref:TF 87651 12787
Summit feature:no feature: ground on track between 3 large oak trees
Col:44m  TF885333  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 132
(1:25k) 236E 238W
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 27 users)ByDate of Ascent
From village hall. Norfolk completion.PGCE27/05/2020
Dunham Lodge has 2 claims to fame being the highest house in flat and low Norfolk, and once lived in by William Cowper, a 18C poet who wrote about nature and everyday things. Wordsworth was a fan. Cowper was against slavery and wrote the Negro’s Complaint, which became famous when Martin Luther King began to quote it frequently. In 1830 the owner of Dunham Lodge ( a notable surgeon Charles Mansfield Clarke) was made Baronet of Dunham Lodge. - a baronet being minor nobility - officially still a commoner, but called Sir and a heredity title. The current heir- to the Barronetcy- Lawrence Clarke - is no slouch, having come 4th in the 110m hurdles for GB in the London 2012 Olympics. I wonder if he practiced sprinting up and down the long driveway of his anaestoral home - which passes for training at altitude in Norfolk.Chris Pearson22/04/2019
Martin R14/04/2019
Nice stroll through parkland to top.Bramley11/04/2019
From village hall along track to HP close to track. Norfolk completionPeterD13/04/2018
After visiting Oxburgh Hall with Lesley and mmy mum (gardens and grounds only due to fallen masonry)i took the opportunity to visit this 1st of three Norfolk tumps, parking in the village and taking the public track to the summit. Like others i failed to get the stated gps reading. My gps read 88m and i ventured off to explore other minor bumps but no higher reading was recorded. Beautiful cottage at the start of the walk with its pebble cladding.Dazingdale07/04/2018
Ample parking next to village hall. Excellent track from the west.Campbell Singer16/03/2018
Followed right of way across estate track to splendid oak which we decided was the HP in otherwise flat grass. Estate house looked shut up; apparently owned by Albanwise. Parked by Little Dunham Village Hall.Denise 09/12/2017
Easy parking in Little Dunham then walk along track to estate parkland summit. Fortuitously the RoW all but crosses the high point.RichardM09/12/2017
As for Dugswell2.arranc16/10/2017
Parked at telephone box in Little Dunham then road through pleasant parkland to a 'summit' by large oak just S of track.Aye Jimmy27/09/2017
Up Lodge drive and back through ewes and lambs. First of ten tops in Norfolk weekend.KC20/05/2017
Norfolk Tump bagging. Parked by phone box and walked along path and back.BobHancock28/04/2017
Summit by oak pretending to be a Baobab. Last Norfolk hill.ngthack23/09/2016
Parked in Little Dunham to the west and walked up the RoW with a view on Dunham Lodge.Dugswell202/09/2016
Little Fransham to Necton. Abreviated expedition after 3 hour delay from overunning engineering.Smudge07/02/2016
As per GA. HP seemed to be on the RoW a lttle before the Lodge, could only get 90m out of the GPS though.jonglew24/01/2016
andrew brown24/06/2015
Parked at telephone box. Pleasant walk up lodge drive to just N of high point on drive.GordonAdshead14/03/2015
estate between junctions, on PRoW (owner=Albanwise). 96m GPS. RHW04/02/2012