Heydon Hall

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Heydon Hall
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Heydon Hall is located in Norfolk
Heydon Hall
General information
Type Country 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 set in parkland near the village of Heydon, Norfolk, England.

The hall is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England, and its gardens are Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[1][2]


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 of Norwich from where it is best reached from the B1149 road.


The hall was built between 1581-4 for Henry Dynne, an Auditor of the Receipt 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.[3][4] The original large park covered approximately 600 acres (240 ha) but has mostly been broken up.

Film location[edit]

The house was featured in the BBCs 1997 version of The Moonstone.[5] Part of the British film A Cock and Bull Story (2006) was filmed at the hall.