Record Details

NHER Number:10114
Type of record:Building
Name:Shotesham Park (Mansion)


The mansion here was built by Soane in around 1785, possibly modelled on Tendring park in Suffolk. It is constructed from white brick and has Venetian windows set in blank arches at ground floor level on the southeast side. On the northeast side there is an attached Ionic portico. The house has a walled brick garden of red brick with an attached cottage to the east, which possibly predates the house. In the grounds there two icehouses (NHER 17240) and inside the mansion there is a fine plaster ceiling in the entrance hall and some marble chimney pieces from Wricklemarsh. Troops were billeted here in World War Two and some graffiti written by them can be seen in the attic rooms.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2245 9883
Map Sheet:TM29NW

Full description

3 September 1980 and 11 May 1981. Site visit by E. Rose (NAU).
Mansion built by Soane in around 1785. White brick, southeast front of three bays, two storeys and attics, latter above entablature but below pediment. Ground floor of Venetian windows set in blank arches. On northeast side, attached Ionic portico. (S1) notes cast iron staircase balustrade. Service courtyard with screen wall with blank arches. Walled brick garden of red brick with attached cottage to east, believed by owner to be older than house; the wall tops are 19th century red brick, the lower sections older but not necessarily pre 18th century. For icehouse see NHER 17240. Under restoration in 1981. Listed Grade I.
E. Rose 3 September 1980 and 11 May 1981.

1983 listing notes also cellars; Ionic pilasters on south facade; fine plaster ceiling in entrance hall etc. Some marble chimney pieces from Wricklemarsh.
See (S2).

The attic rooms contain graffiti from use as billetting for troops in World War Two.
Information from South Norfolk District Council.

Newspaper cuttings (S3), (S4), (S5) and (S6) in file.
Large rolled plan full survey by [1].

According to reference (S7) William Coulson liked Tendring Park, Suffolk so much he asked Soane to build him this house just like it.
E. Rose (NLA) 4 June 1999.

Details for restoration of steps 1996 in file.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1785 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM2298 A-D,H-N.
---Monograph: Wilson, R. & Mackley, A.. 2000. Creating paradise: the building of the English country house, 1660-1880.. p 188.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TM2298/P - R.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2298S - T; TM 2299J - K.
---Article in serial: David Watkin. 1967. Shotesham Park, Norfolk. Country Life. 10 August, PP5.
---Sale Particulars: Savills. 1979. The Shotesham Park Estate.
---Article in serial: Mallalieu, H.. 1989. Shotesham Park, Norfolk Double, Huon Mallalieu on the property market. Country Life.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Rolled Plan: Large Plan Exists.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Shotesham.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N & Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South (2nd Ediiton). The Buildings of England.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Country Life. 1967. Shotesham Park, Norfolk. 10 August. Vol.XCLII, pp312-6.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. Books from Shotesham make £84,447. 25 September.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. Norfolk Estate May Top £1m Mark. 11 May.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. Danes' £1.6m for Norfolk estate. 13 July.
<S6>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Hall for sale second time in 200 years. 16 June.
<S7>Article in serial: Mackley, A. 1998. The Building of Haveringland Hall. Building a Country House in Norfolk in the Mid-19th Century. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIII Pt I pp 111-132. p 129.

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