Intwood Hall, Ketteringham Church and Ketteringham Hall

Intwood Hall, originally the home of Thomas Gresham and the Hobarts of Blickling was much altered in the nineteenth century by the Muskett and Unthank families.  It has a fine early seventeenth century garden with contemporary gazebos  Professor Tom Williamson will explain the origins of the garden.  Intwood’s new owner, Richard Gordon, will show the house and his collections.  After a picnic lunch in the gardens adjourn to Ketteringham church, which has a wonderful 1840’s interior and a surprising number of monuments.  Professor Richard Wilson is looking forward to talking about them from the three decker pulpit.

At the Hall look at the exterior of the building, including the south terrace and take a look inside at the entrance hall and the spacious Imperial staircase with oriel bay and its mainly Flemish stained glass. The hall and church are the setting of the best recorded stand-off between parson and squire, beautifully recaptured from their diaries in Owen Chadwick’s classic Victorian Miniature

Directions:  Leaving Norwich on the A11, take a left fork to Cringleford.  After a narrow bridge turn left into Intwood Road and just keep straight on until you cross the southern by pass.  Turn right at a pretty thatched lodge into the grounds of Intwood Hall.  To reach Ketteringham, turn right on leaving Intwood Hall and continue on this road to a T junction.  Turn right into Catbridge Lane and drive through East Carleton.  Ignore turning to Hethel.  At a cross roads where there is a monument, turn left into High Street.  Go through Ketteringham village, ignoring turnings to Hethersett and at a T junction turn left into Church Road.  Go between the entrance pillars to Ketteringham Hall and park.  The church is near the entrance pillars, beside a black and white timber-framed building.  (NR18 9RW)

Venue details

Intwood Hall Swardeston Norfolk Norfolk NR4 6TS

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