Champion Lodge

Champion Lodge was a large house at Camberwell in London.

Champion Lodge

HistoryEdit

The lodge was built at the foot of Denmark Hill by Thomas de Crespigny in 1717.[1] Philip Champion de Crespigny (1704 - 1765) leased the house from about 1741 and purchased it in 1755, renaming it Champion Lodge.[2][3] The Prince of Wales visited the lodge in 1804 and Claude Champion de Crespigny (1734 - 1818), son of Philip, the then owner of the house, was made a baronet in 1805.[3]

The lodge, which was originally surrounded by a 30-acre park, was demolished in 1841.[3] It was roughly at the junction of where Love Walk meets Denmark Hill today.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Johnstone, Katherine (4 March 2020). "Camberwell's Champion de Crespigny baronets". Southwark News. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  2. ^ de Crespigny, Rafe (2017), Champions from Normandy : An Essay on the Early History of the Champion de Crespigny Family 1350-1800 AD (PDF), Anne Young, pp. 153–4, ISBN 978-0-648-19171-1
  3. ^ a b c "'Camberwell', Old and New London: Volume 6 (1878), pp. 269-286". Retrieved 10 August 2013.

Coordinates: 51°28′16″N 0°05′35″W / 51.471°N 0.093°W / 51.471; -0.093