Overstrand Parish Council

Overstrand Evening W.I October 2019 Report

At our October meeting, our speaker was Eddie Anderson. He gave us an informative yet interesting talk entitled Templewood, his charming and unusual home, situated between Northrepps and Southrepps.

He set the scene by giving personal insights into the surrounding area, as well as some of the history of several large country houses owned by some of his ancestors.

These were wealthy and influential people.

Templewood was built as a “ shooting box” in 1938 at a cost of £8,000.

Our speaker referred to it as a 1930’s bungalow, though it still has many unusual features, such as four imposing columns and ten statuesque figures of greek gods.

Templewood also has a tennis court and a “reflecting” pool, so in its setting of woodland, it is rather more than just a bungalow.

Paul Paget, a successful London architect had it built to his own specification as a kind of weekend retreat and Templewoods owner is now Eddie Anderson.

It’s interior is also uniquely distinctive, as it has one large central room, and other smaller rooms surrounding it. The main room also has another notable feature -an ornately painted ceiling. The original aim was for the building to last for 50years, but happily it is still going strong 81 years later.

Our next meeting will be on November 20th. This will be our A.G.M. and our last formal meeting before Christmas.