Record Details

NHER Number:14706
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bressingham Hall


A late 18th century house, which is now part of Bressingham Steam Museum.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0790 8058
Map Sheet:TM08SE

Full description

Bressingham Hall is a late 18th century which is now part of Bressingham Steam Museum.
(S1) mentions a 'good old mansion house' from which a Captain Hunt had removed wainscotting to Framlingham.

Site of moat?
E. Rose (NAU) 4 May 1979.

[1] is reported to have said that there was a moat around the hall until the early 1800s.
Is this accurate? Or is it a confusion with Boyland Hall which was the main manor of Bressingham? Note also the dyke pattern south of hall.
However note how (S2) has a long section on 'Bressingham Hall' then later one on Boyland Hall, though in fact both sets of information refer to Boyland.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 May 1981.

May 2011. Newspaper Article.
Bressingham steam museum celebrates its 50th anniversary. Alan Bloom brought Bressingham Hall, set in 220 acres of grounds, in 1946, and started collecting engines for the museum in 1961.
See (S3) for further details.
D. Lefeuvre (HES), 22 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 0780A-F, G-L.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 08 SE M.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 217.
<S1>Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. 1752.
<S2>Serial: 1819. Excursions through Norfolk. 2.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Half a century of the power and glory…steam and gardens. 28 May.

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