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Brief description of site

Rainthorpe Hall is a 16th-century hall surrounded by a park and woodland of 19th-century origin covering 24 hectares. There are also ornamental gardens of 2 hectares beside the house. The gardens incorporate features from several periods, of particular note being an Elizabethan Knot Garden.

Brief history of site

The present house was begun in 1503, replacing an earlier house which was destroyed by fire in 1500. The house was substantially enlarged and altered between 1579 and 1611. By 1797 a small park was associated with the site. Sir Charles Hervey bought the estate after 1878, and made further substantial alterations and additions to the hall. He also built the stable block and gardener's cottage. In 1993 the hall and gardens were divided from the park and both sold as separate lots.

Location information:

Address: Tasburgh, NR15 1RQ

Locality: Norwich

Local Authorities:

Norfolk; South Norfolk; Tasburgh

Historical County: Norfolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 134 Grid Ref: TM202971
Latitude: 52.5272 Longitude: 1.24474

Key information:

Form of site: park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1503 to 1611

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 24

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