Record Details

NHER Number:6711
Type of record:Building
Name:Wolterton Hall


The architect Thomas Ripley built Wolterton Hall for Horatio Walpole in 1727-41. The Hall takes the form of a block of seven by three bays, and has a plain exterior without decoration. The plan of the house is triple pile and an early example of a Palladian standard. George Stanley Repton added arcading and staircases to a terrace on the garden side of the house in 1828-29. Inside, there are numerous fine fireplaces and plaster ceilings in the Geometric style although restorations were carried out in the early 20th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1642 3178
Map Sheet:TG13SE

Full description

Old hall rebuilt 1727 and 1827. Additions from elsewhere.
For full details see secondary file.
E. Rose (NAU) 14 May 1980.

For deserted medieval village see site NHER 25494.
E. Rose (NAU) 11 October 1989.

Press cutting (S1) in file.

Monument Types

  • GARDEN WALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1727 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1631 B-D,E-H,L-P,Q-AA.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TG 1631AB, AC.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 1631AD - AF.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1631AG - AS.
---Article in serial: Klausmier, A. 2001. Houghton, Raynham and Wolterton Halls. On Thomas Ripley's Major Works in Norfolk. Architectural Success amidst Political Tensions. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt IV pp 607-629.
---Serial: 1818. Excursions through Norfolk..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. A tale of two halls and a stately success story. 10 October.
---Monograph: Vaughan-Lewis, W. & M.. 2010. Good Neighbours: Itteringham, Norfolk in the 18th century. pp 193-5, 198.
---Leaflet: R.W. Ketton-Cremer. Wolterton Hall. English Life Publications.
---Photograph: 2007/8. Photographs of Peach House, Wolterton Hall, Wickmere. Colour.
---Article in serial: Nares, G.. 1957. Wolterton Hall, Norfolk-I The home of Lord Walpole. Country Life. 18 July.
---Article in serial: Nares, G.. 1957. Wolterton Hall, Norfolk II The home of Lord Walpole. Country Life. 25 July.
---Photograph: Photographs of The Peach House, in the walled garden, Wolterton Hall. Colour.
---Photograph: Photographs of walled garden and stables, Wolterton Hall. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2013. Old Hall star of war TV show.
<S1>Newspaper Article: 3 October 19. Eastern Daily Press.

Related records

MNO4796Related to: Peach House about 140m SE of Wolterton Hall WICKMERE (Revoked)

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