The hall is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and given to King John I by Hugh de Boves and then passed to Henry de Bolevic. By 1872 the hall had only changed ownership on 11 occasions. The present exterior was added in c.1800. Architecture such as Saxon and Tudor can be seen.
Landscaped gardens and parkland surrounding the late Georgian hall (not open to the public), are attributed to Humphry Repton. The gardens include a collection of mature trees, a working vegetable garden, woodland and lakeside walks. The ornamental lake was formed by the damming of The Mermaid a minor tributary of the River Bure to provide water for the Bolwick watermill. The garden is open to the public once a year under the National Gardens Scheme.
The watermill was an estate mill, originally belonging to the hall. The final structure was completed in 1812 and renovated in 1889. The mill was below the level of the dammed Bolwick lake and because the volume of water produced by the Mermaid was not great, the watermill had one of the largest diameter wheels at 28 ft in the county. The building survived to 1965.
- Bolwick hall watermill Retrieved August 28, 2008
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