Gunton Hall

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Gunton Hall
A print of the hall dated 1819

Gunton Hall is a large country house near Suffield in Norfolk.

History[edit]

Gunton Hall was built for Sir William Harbord in the 1740s by the architect Matthew Brettingham.[1] In 1775 Harbord Harbord, 1st Baron Suffield, Member of Parliament for Norwich, commissioned James Wyatt to make significant additions to the house.[1] The house was almost destroyed by fire in 1882 and lay derelict for nearly a century before Kit Martin, an architect, bought the house in 1980 and converted it into apartments.[1] It is surrounded by a 1,000 acre deer park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Real-life Downton Abbey rediscovered in Norfolk". EDP24. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Gunton Arms, History". Retrieved 8 August 2013.