Kelling Hall

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Kelling Hall
Kelling Hall 30th August 2008.JPG
Kelling Hall. South-west elevation
General information
Architectural style Arts and Craft style
Town or city Kelling
Country England
Coordinates 52°55′57″N 1°06′33″E / 52.9324°N 1.1093°E / 52.9324; 1.1093Coordinates: 52°55′57″N 1°06′33″E / 52.9324°N 1.1093°E / 52.9324; 1.1093
Completed 1913
Technical details
Structural system Norfolk Red Brick, Flintwork with tiled roof
Design and construction
Architect Sir Edward Maufe

Kelling Hall is a Grade II* listed building situated in the civil parish of Kelling in the English county of Norfolk.[1] It is 0.7 miles from the parish of Holt[2] and overlooks the North Norfolk coastline at a height of 171 feet above sea level. The grounds consist of 1,600 acres and originally came with seven cottages, 11 holiday properties and 10 homes in the village of Holt. It was built in 1913 for Henri Deterding, who was one of the founders of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company. It is noted as being the first design by the architect Sir Edward Maufe[3] who designed it in the Arts and Craft style with a butterfly plan. The hall has a shooting lodge, tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. It has five main reception rooms and thirteen bedrooms. The hall was privately owned by James Deterding, the grandson of Henri, until September 2008 when it was sold for £25,000,000[4][5] to the recycling tycoon Gary Widdowson, who now resides there with his family.[6] The seven cottages, 11 holiday properties and 10 homes in Holt that originally came with Kelling Hall, now belong to Kelling Estates, who operate a luxury holiday business.[7][8]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Kelling Hall (1151974)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  3. ^ Eastern Daily Press: Saturday 6 September 2008, Page 8/9, Article: Why I am selling Kelling
  4. ^ Eastern Daily Press news report Retrieved 7 September 2008
  5. ^ The Daily Telegraph: Saturday 6 September 2008, page 3. Retrieved 7 September 2008
  6. ^ EDP newspaper accessed October 2011
  7. ^ Companies House Records, retrieved October 2011
  8. ^ Estates accessed October 2011