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A manor house with walled gardens of 16th-century origins set in a diminutive mid-18th-century park.

LOCATION, AREA, BOUNDARIES, LANDFORM, SETTING

Intwood Hall lies about 4 kilometres south-west of Norwich, immediately to the south of the southern bypass, to the east of the A11 junction. Although close to the city and the road, the Hall and park face south and east across a rural landscape of well-wooded farmland. The park of roughly 20 hectares, with gardens of about 2 hectares, is roughly rectangular in shape with thick plantations along the north and west boundaries. To the south-east a hedge screens the road from the Hall and the park beyond is bounded by plantation woodland. The ground is virtually flat with a slight fall to the south-east. The Hall is located in the centre of the northern boundary on the highest ground and enjoys views across the park to the countryside beyond.

REFERENCES Used by English Heritage

N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: North-west and South Norfolk (1962), p 216

J Harris, The Artist and the Country House (1979), p 138

J Kenworthy-Browne et al, Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses III, (1981), p 145

Journal of Garden History 11, (1991), numbers 1 and 2, pp 67-9

Tom Williamson, The archaeology of the landscape park, BAR Brit Series 268 (1998), pp 253-4

Maps

Untitled estate map of Intwood Hall, 1729 (private collection)

Intwood Hall estate map, around 1790 (private collection)

W Faden, A new topographical map of the county of Norfolk, 1797 (Norfolk Record Office)

A Bryant, Map of the county of Norfolk, 1826 (Norfolk Record Office)

OS 6" to 1 mile: 1st edition published 1886; 2nd edition published 1904; 3rd edition published 1929

OS 25" to 1 mile: 2nd edition published 1913

Archival items

The main collection of documents concerning Intwood are held in a private collection.
 

 

Description written: August 1999

Amended: October 2000

Edited: March 2001

Site designation(s)

English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England Grade II* Reference GD1262

Principal building:

House Created 1807 to 1899

The 1807 house incorporated parts of an earlier structure. The house was extended and refaced in the late-19th century, and is now of red brick with Jacobean details.

Environment

Terrain: The ground is virtually flat with a slight fall to the south-east.