Felbrigg in Norfolk

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Felbrigg in Norfolk is a wonderful estate owned by the National Trust and a must-visit if you are n the area. It consists of a Hall dating from the the 1600s and surrounding woods, parkland and a walled garden. We came here are walking at Sheringham.

A brief history of Felbrigg Hall and estate in Norfolk

The first record of ‘Felbrigg’ at the estate is in the early 1300s. The Windham/Wyndham family took ownership of the estate in the 1600s and added the south front to the earlier Tudor building.

Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer was the last owner of the Hall and when he died in 1969 he bequeathed the estate to the National Trust.

Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk
South Front of Felbrigg Hall, built in the early 1600s

The woods at Felbrigg in Norfolk

The Great Wood at Felbrigg covers 380 acres on the estate and the walking is a delight. The trees were planted over time and originally intended for commercial timber. There are oaks, pines, beeches, and the usual ash, hawthorn, and sycamore.

Woodlands on Felbrigg estate
Pine trees on the estate at Felbrigg
Felbrigg Hall estate
Felbrigg in Norfolk

Victory plantation

The Last Squire planted two avenues of trees in a V formation in 1946 to commemorate the death of his younger brother in WWII. Hidden away in this plantation is an ice-house.

The V plantation at Felbrigg
The V plantation
The V plantation at Felbrigg
Walking down one of the avenues in the V plantation

The Walled Garden at Felbrigg in Norfolk

The walls shelter the many fruit trees in the garden, there are abundant vegetables, and even in September the flowers were still attractive. What do they do with all the produce?

Walled garden and dovecote at Felbrigg
The dovecote of the 1750s in the walled garden

Felbrigg in North Norfolk is a must-visit. We did not tour the Hall itself, but a walk through the woods and around the walled garden was a delight and I would certainly return.

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