Thorpeness, Suffolk Giclée Travel Poster
Giclée travel poster of Thorpeness, a small village on the East Suffolk seaside. Thorpeness was for much of its history a little-knonw village, but grew throughout the early 20th century into a high-end exclusive resort, which it still is to this day - though only 400 people live in Thorpeness year-round, during the summer this number can swell to 1600.
Depicted in this illustration are two of Thorpeness' most iconic sights - Thorpeness Windmill and the House in the Clouds. The story of these two buildings begins in 1923, as the growing Thorpeness needed a water tower. In order to protect the village's rural aesthetic, the new water tower was cunningly disguised as 'the House in the Clouds' - a seven-bed house was built at the top of the tower. These days, the House in the Clouds is a popular holiday home for visitors to Thorpeness.
Thorpeness Windmill - previously in Aldringham - was moved to Thorpeness in order to pump water up to the House in the Clouds. Though it no longer supplies water to Thorpeness, Thorpeness Windmill is still a functioning windmill today, and - as a post mill - can be seen turning to face the wind.
This Suffolk illustration by artist Tom Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster. For our classic Thorpeness art print, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.