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Brief description of site

Seventeenth- and 18th-century gardens covering 2 hectares lie around the house in a wider landscape of 687 hectares of park and woodland, much of which has been returned to agricultural use. The gardens contain a recently restored walled garden containing potager gardens with a working dovecote and an orangery, orchards and lake.

Brief history of site

The Windham (or Wyndham) family acquired the manor of Felbrigg, which included a hall and park, during the 15th century. By 1674 the park covered some 65 hectares, and by 1689 a geometric landscape had been laid out around the Hall. The formal landscape was being dismantled by the mid-18th century, and around this time the hall was also re-modelled by James Paine. During the 1770s and 1780s new plantations were made, a lake created, a new kitchen garden built, and an icehouse constructed. Some of this work may have been carried out by Humphry Repton. The estate declined in the late-19th century. The estate came into the hands of the National Trust in 1969.

Location information:

Address: Felbrigg Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR

Locality: Cromer

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; North Norfolk; Felbrigg

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 133 Grid Ref: TG193394
Latitude: 52.9072 Longitude: 1.2597

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open between March and December, but are only open daily during the summer season.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1499

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 351

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