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Blickling Hall

Aylsham, Norfolk

Robert Lyminge designed Blickling Hall for Sir Henry Hobart on the site of a medieval moated building between 1616 and 1626. The gardens were created with a banqueting house and were further developed in 1698 by Sir John Hobart, later 1st Earl of Buckingham.

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Felbrigg Hall

Norwich, Norfolk

The Jacobean house was extended in 1674 by the architect William Samwell for William Windham. The formal gardens were updated in the eighteenth century and new plantations were made along with a lake, kitchen garden an icehouse.

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Holkham Hall

Wells-next-Sea, Norfolk

Thomas Coke inherited the estate in 1707 at the age of 10. He met William Kent on his Grand Tour and on his return, began to remodel the house and garden. The design of the house by Matthew Brettingham was modified by Coke, Lord Burlington and William Kent….

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Houghton Hall

King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Sir Robert Walpole inherited the estate in 1700 and in 1721 James Gibbs drew up some new plans for the house which were later altered by Colen Campbell; the interiors were designed by William Kent.

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Mannington Hall

Norwich, Norfolk

Built in 1460s by William Lumner, the estate passed to the Potts family in 1550. The Hall was bought by Horatio Walpole in 1736 who owned the adjoining Wolterton Hall.

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Somerleyton

Lovingland, Suffolk

During the seventeenth century, the house and surrounding gardens were created for John Wentworth. The property was sold to Sir Thomas Allen of Lowestoft in 1669 and remained in the family until 1844 when it was sold to Sir Samuel Morton Peto, the father of Harold Peto.

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