Historic links inspire new Sheringham development called Beaumaris Court
PUBLISHED: 11:39 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:39 13 October 2017
Archant Norfolk 2015
A new housing development in Sheringham called Beaumaris Court has been named after an historic hotel.
The Beaumaris Hotel on South Street was founded by Rose Lee and her daughter Mary Turner.
It first opened its doors in 1947 and was eventually passed down the family tree to Hilary Stevens and her husband Alan in 1991.
Over the 68 years, the hotel was a fixture in Sheringham’s tourist trade, welcoming visitors, locals and celebrities.
Mrs Stevens said: “We are delighted that the new development is to be called Beaumaris Court as the hotel had been owned by my family for three generations since 1947. The name will be recognised both locally and further afield, and it is great to see the name Beaumaris being carried forward into the future. We had so many happy years in the hotel.”
Cheryl Bissett, regional sales and marketing director East Midlands, for retirement housebuilder McCarthy and Stone, said: “We wanted to choose a name for our new development that was memorable, and would resonate with both Sheringham residents and future homeowners.
“Our chosen name, Beaumaris Court, will serve as a celebration of the former hotel – a topic future homeowners will be extremely interested in.
Due to begin construction in October, the development will provide 30 contemporary age-exclusive apartments.
Earlier this year, North Norfolk district councillors approved the proposals to demolish the Beaumaris hotel and a neighbouring property, despite opposition from the town council, Historic England and neighbours.
As part of the conditions McCarthy and Stone pledged to provide £40,000 to enhance library services in the town and infrastructure at Sheringham Little Theatre.