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Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 1/5

Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century country house located in Felbrigg, Norfolk, not far from the seaside resort of Cromer. 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, and an Orangery. This picture is of the Orangery to one side of the main house, which I will be showing tomorrow. The Walled Garden is magnificent and I will be featuring that in a separate series of its own later this year.

Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk 1/5

Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century country house located in Felbrigg, Norfolk, not far from the seaside resort of Cromer. 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, and an Orangery. This picture is of the Orangery to one side of the main house, which I will be showing tomorrow. The Walled Garden is magnificent and I will be featuring that in a separate series of its own later this year.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Sep 2012, 00:45
For some reason, Brian, this image made me think of a Firestation with some doors open ready for quick egress by the trucks when the siren sounds.
Brian Walbey: Yes I see what you mean Ray, mind you they would have to be narrow fire appliances.
That's actually a fascinating building. I never knew about "Orangery's" before!
Brian Walbey: At some stately homes they still have exotic plants and flowers growing in them although this one didn't.
Well, at least I can say I've been to Felbrigg ...and I remember this building well.
Brian Walbey: I'm pleased to hear that Richard, did you get in to the Walled Garden, that is terrific and I am posting a whole week of that ere long.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2012, 06:35
Looks like a very fine, efficient building - surprised like Ray that it is an Orangery
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice building but sadly empty apart from a couple of seats nowadays.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2012, 07:54
An orangery bigger than a lot of houses!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chris, our house is certainly not as wide as this although it is deeper and has a first floor of course.
That is a large orangery Brian,it looks in very good condition.
Brian Walbey: It is well looked after Martin although there isn't much inside.
I had a brief visit here last year I think it was but didn't have time to see the grounds
Brian Walbey: What a shame Bill, the walled garden is fantastic, I got so many good photos of that I am posting them as a separate series in the Autumn. (It isn't Autumn till later in the month despite what the BBC says!!)
There always such grand buildings just to grow things Brian.
Brian Walbey: And grand things grown in them as well.
A very attractive setting Brian, looking forward to the series smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it is well looked after but sadly there wasn't much inside.
A very interesting building - orangeries usually have a bit more glass than this, so I guess it was a pretty early one.
Brian Walbey: I fell that it actually looks quite a modern building, certainly it doesn't date back to the Tudor heritage of the house.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Sep 2012, 14:53
You have more National Trust properties there than you can shake a stick at, Brian. I'd want to see every one of them. Is that possible????
Brian Walbey: When Astrid retires, which I hope isn't too far away, and if you've both saved your pennies, you should come over, with your little green car, and tour round as many houses as you can over the course of a month, and meet some of us on the way round as well of course.
A very nice structure Brian. The Orangery is quite large!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is large Richard but sadly there wasn't much inside.
A very sturdy and well-maintained looking Orangery, Brian. Did you have an opportunity to enter one of those opened doors and explore the interior?
Brian Walbey: Yes we went inside Bev but sadly there wasn't very much inside, at some places they are growing all sorts of stuff in them.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Sep 2012, 19:00
My first thought was: This must be an Orangery - a fine looking brickstone building -I'm loocking forward to your series, esp. the Walled Garden!
Brian Walbey: Orangeries seem to all look similar don't they. My series on the garden will follow in a while, I have so many nice pictures I can't decide how to present them as yet.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, England
  • 3 Sep 2012, 20:30
It reminds me of my old school hall with that type of window.
Brian Walbey: Me also Alan on reflection, although we didn't have the lower ones at my school.
Thank you very much for that splendid article

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