Heydon Hall

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Heydon Hall
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Heydon Hall is located in Norfolk
Heydon Hall
General information
Type Historic house
Architectural style Elizabethan
Town or city Near Heydon, Norfolk, NR11 6RE
Country England
Coordinates 52°48′19″N 1°08′19″E / 52.8053°N 1.1386°E / 52.8053; 1.1386
Completed 1584
Design and construction
Architect Henry Dynne, an Auditor of the Exchequer.

Heydon Hall is an Elizabethan house in parkland near the village of Heydon, Norfolk, England.[1] The Hall is Grade I listed by English Heritage.

Location[edit]

The Hall is just north-east of Heydon, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Reepham, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Aylsham and 14 miles (22.5 km) north-west Norwich from where it is best reached from the B4199 road.

History[edit]

The Hall was built between 1581-4 for Henry Dynne, an Auditor of the Exchequer.[1] From the time of Oliver Cromwell it was first owned by the Earle family being originally bought by Erasmus Earle, a Serjeant-at-law to Cromwell. A descendant, Mary, daughter of Augustine Earle married William Bulwer and it then came into the Bulwer family of Wood Dalling.[2][3] The original large park was about 600 acres (240 ha) but has mostly been broken up.

Film location[edit]

The family home in the BBC's 1997 version of "The Moonstone" was filmed here.[4] Part of the British film A Cock and Bull Story (2006) was filmed at the Hall.

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