Record Details

NHER Number:2368
Type of record:Building
Name:Raynham Hall


This was an exceptionally important mansion in the post medieval period. It was under construction from 1622-1637 and was finished in the year that its patron Sir Roger Townshend died. It was constructed in a variety of styles including Classical, Mannerist and Palladian. The interior was remodelled in 1731 to a suitably grand standard and again using a variety of architectural styles. The house has game larders, drying yard and a brick-built 19th century watertower out the back.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8818 2578
Map Sheet:TF82NE

Full description

Exceptionally important mansion. Under construction 1622-1637.
Interior remodelled 1731.
See details in file.
E. Rose October 1990.

See bibliography and (S1).
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 23 July 1990.

Monument Types

  • GREAT HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER TOWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

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

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy, B. 1961. Some Norfolk Halls. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXII pp 163-208. p 195.
---Aerial Photograph: TF8725 AW,AZ; TF8825 B-D,H-J,R,T-Z,AA-AJ,ABC-ABE. CUCAP LF 27-30.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF8725/ACE - ACF.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TF 8825ACE - ACF.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TF8825/ACB - ACD, AK; TF8725/ACB - ACC.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1993. TF 8825ABF - ABH, ABJ; TF 8725ABX.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TF 8825ABK - ACA.
---Article in Serial: Campbell, L.. 1989. Raynham Hall, the Documentary Evidence for the Building.. Architectural History. Vol.XXXII, pp 52-67. pp 52-67.
---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.
---Publication: December 198. Period Home.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Harris, H. 1961. Raynham Hall, Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol CXVIII pp 180-187.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 600-609; Pl 80, Pl 81, Pl 89.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. pp 148-151; Pl 54, Pl 58b.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Norfolk's spooky past. 27 October.
---Article in Serial: Christopher Hussey. 1925. Raynham Hall - II.. Country Life. 21 November, PP9.
---Article in Serial: Christopher Hussey. 1925. Raynham Hall - I.. Country Life. 14 November, PP9.
---Article in Serial: 1908. Rainham Hall, Norfolk.. Country Life. 18 July, pp10.
---Article in Serial: 1936. The Ghost of Raynham Hall IN Country Life. Country Life.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Raynham.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.

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