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Somerleyton Hall 1/5

The final week at Somerleyton will show you some shots of the hall itself. We did not go inside, there is a lot of ground to cover and things to see just in the gardens I showed you last week.

 

Finally, in week 3 of this series, we come to Somerleyton Hall itself.  This is the view you first get of the house as you drive through the park towards the parking area off to the right.

 

The grounds of Somerleyton Hall have been home to high status buildings since the post conquest Norman era. In 1240 the existing manorial Hall was rebuilt by Sir Peter Fitzosbert as a magnificent country house on the site of the original medieval Hall.

Four centuries later the house was further enlarged and restyled by John Wentworth and transformed into an archetypal East Anglian Tudor-Jacobean mansion.

Somerleyton Hall 1/5

The final week at Somerleyton will show you some shots of the hall itself. We did not go inside, there is a lot of ground to cover and things to see just in the gardens I showed you last week.

 

Finally, in week 3 of this series, we come to Somerleyton Hall itself.  This is the view you first get of the house as you drive through the park towards the parking area off to the right.

 

The grounds of Somerleyton Hall have been home to high status buildings since the post conquest Norman era. In 1240 the existing manorial Hall was rebuilt by Sir Peter Fitzosbert as a magnificent country house on the site of the original medieval Hall.

Four centuries later the house was further enlarged and restyled by John Wentworth and transformed into an archetypal East Anglian Tudor-Jacobean mansion.

comments (20)

  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2010, 00:15
Looks really grand Brian, with some interesting architectural bits as well.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely house and this is the first view one gets of it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Oct 2010, 00:35
Looks like what I imagined an English private School would be like.
Brian Walbey: A lot of these old houses have been used as public schools over theyears Ray.
very impressive building
Brian Walbey: I thought that as we drove up towards it Derek, hence I got Maureen to stop the car for this shot.
It's a huge house. I love those neat rows of chimneys.
Brian Walbey: Yes they caught my eye as well Sheila.
Very grand, and beautifully captured. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2010, 07:37
I like this architecture Brian: do I detect a Dutch influence?
Brian Walbey: Not sure about the architecture Chris but it is a fine house.
Quite an impressive structure. You captured it very nicely Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 25 Oct 2010, 08:02
Great capture I always want to capture the flag more open with out much luck like you today
Brian Walbey: I guess we get more wind than you out in Aussie vintage.
A fine Victorian makeover Brian.
Brian Walbey: It might well be Bill, thanks.
A well balanced composition Brian. What a lovely house it is.
Brian Walbey: It is Pamela, and designed just right for photographers.
Its a very grand building, great entrance, I love these old houses/mansions, look forward to seeing more Brian smile
Brian Walbey: This is the first view one gets Linda and it is very impressive. Hope you enjoy the other shots this week.
An impressive looking home Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed John.
A beautiful shot of a beautiful building, well done Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, this side is actually more impressive than the other side where visitors are led to.
  • Scotia
  • Spain
  • 25 Oct 2010, 14:35
Splendid presentation Brian of such a beautiful building. Lots of history we are looking ar.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed. many thanks Scotia.
Just browsed your recent series Brian ... really rather good. Embarresingly we haven't visited these gardens.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. Put it on the list of places to go next year during one of your Suffolk sojourns.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2010, 16:28
A grand looking hall indeed Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Tracy.
A truly excellent photograph. The color is wonderful, and the house is great. Nice work Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Shaun I really enjoyed taking this image and a few more at different angles also.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2010, 18:37
What cracking architecture, Brian. The yellow of the stone and the red brick really go well together and its looks a grand place under that helpful sky.
Brian Walbey: The sky was very helpful that day Alan although not so helpful on the other side of the house as you will see tomorrow.
Lovely building, nicely taken, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2010, 23:18
Very imposing and solid-looking building.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Ingrid.

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