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Historic Buildings of Norfolk, England

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  • Daniel Gurney (1791 - 1880)
    "Daniel (Dan) Gurney was born on March 9th 1791, the youngest of 11 children (another child, a first son, had died in infancy). His parents were Catherine (née Bell) and John Gurney, who came from...
  • Hudson Gurney, FRS FRAS FLS MRSI DL JP (1775 - 1864)
    " GURNEY, Hudson (1775-1864), of Keswick, Norf. ", The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986* Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed...
  • Richard Gurney (1742 - 1811)
    Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London : Harrison 1879. Vol I. page 702
  • John Gurney (1749 - 1809)
    In Quaker birth records: John the son of John and Elizabeth Gurney was born the "10th of the 11th month January 1749" in Clement's Parish Norwich.* Wikipedia contributors. " John Gurney (1749–1809) ." ...
  • John Adey Repton (1775 - 1860)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Oct 1 2018, 11:35:15 UTC

Historic Buildings of Norfolk


Image right - Holkham Hall

Image by Sean Cooper, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki

The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Norfolk, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up

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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

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● Anmer Hall


● Barningham Hall

● Baconsthorpe Castle

Bawdeswell Hall Built in 1683. Owned by the Gurney Family since 1916. The Gurney family were the pioneers of the banking industry in Norfolk.
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● Beaupré Hall

● Belcoombe Manor

● Blakeney Guildhall

● Blickling Hall

● Breccles Hall

● Bylaugh Hall


● Castle Rising

● Costessey Hall

● Cranmer Hall, Norfolk

● Crimplesham Hall

● Cromer Hall


● Ditchingham Hall


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Earlham Hall
, in Norwich, was rented by the Gurney family from the Bacon family and served as the residence of John Gurney (1749–1809) and the childhood home of his daughter Elizabeth Fry. Today it is occupied by the Norwich Law School, part of the University of East Anglia.

● Earsham Hall

● East Barsham Manor

● Ellingham Hall
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● Farfield

// Felbrigg Hall

Image by by Philip Halling, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wiki

17th-century English country house near the village of that name in Norfolk. Part of a National Trust property, the unaltered 17th-century house is noted for its Jacobean architecture and fine Georgian interior. Outside the house are a walled garden, an orangery and orchards.

Robert Ketton-Cremer bequeathed the house and grounds to The National Trust in 1969. The hall is Grade I on the National Heritage List for England. Most of the grounds are a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Felbrigg Woods.
People Associated with Fellbrigg


● Gissing Hall

● Gresham Castle


● Hales Hall

● Halvergate Hall

● Hanworth Hall

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Heggatt Hall

Manor house built in the 17th century in neo-Elizabethan style and was extended and rebuilt in 1841. The front of the building has a three storey porch . Inside is a panelled dining room with the arms of George Ward of Brooke of 1663 over the fireplace. The barn and stables date to the 18th century but were built around an earlier core. Outbuildings adjoining the hall are 17th century and have been converted into a flat and offices.

Holkham Hall - 18th-century country house located adjacent to the village of Holkham. The house was constructed in the Palladian style for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (fifth creation) by the architect William Kent, aided by the architect and aristocrat Lord Burlington.

● Home Place, Kelling

● Horstead Hall

● Houghton Hall

● Hoxun Court

● Huntingfield Manor




● Kelling Hall

// Keswick Hall

Residence of Richard Gurney (1742–1811), his son Hudson and many other members of the Gurney family. Keswick Hall housed a teacher training college until the early 2000s


● Langley Hall

● Lesingham House

● Letton Hall

● Lynford Hall


● Manor Farm, Diss

● Melton Constable Hall

● Merton Hall

● Morley Old Hall


● Narborough Hall

● Narford Hall

North Runcton

North Runcton Hall was built in 1835 by Daniel Gurney (1791-1880), [sister of Elizabeth Fry], extending an existing building on the site to an impressive home of 43 rooms. The work was done by architect Antony Salvin, and the grounds were laid out by William S Gilpin.


The Old Hall, Lamas, or Manor of Lamas. Birthplace of 1820 settler to South Africa - Elizabeth Damant

The Damant family held the manor of Lammas near Norwich for nearly a century, and some of their ancestors are buried in St. Andrew's Church, Lammas, where there are several memorial stones showing the arms of Damant impaled with Eyre, Sancroft, Guybon and Castell. Thomas Damant inherited the Manor of Lammas by his marriage with Maria, daughter and heiress of Edward Eyre.
Thomas married secondly Alice, daughter of Francis Sancroft and great niece of Archbishop Sancroft. Their son Thomas Damant (1718-1762) married Mary Guybon, and Thomas and Mary's son, William Damant (1743 - 1808), Lord of the Manor of Lammas, married Elizabeth Castell on 23 Jun 1772. William and Elizabeth were the parents of several settlers who went to South Africa -

Lammas British History online

● Overstrand Hall

● Oxburgh Hall




● Raynham Hall


● Sandringham House

● Shelton Hall Sheringham Hall]

Designed and built by Humphry Repton and his son John Adey Repton for the Upcher family of Norfolk in 1812-17, romantic Sheringham Hall at Upper Sheringham, near Holt, a mile inland from the north Norfolk coast, was Repton’s ‘most favourite work’ and one of his last.

● Shropham Hall

● South Acre Hall

● Sprowston Manor


● Tacolneston Hall

● Thornham Manor

Tudor House - Where William Snelling died in 1918.



● Windham Manor

● Winnold House

● Wolterton Hall

● Wood Farm


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