Raveningham Hall and Somerleyton
- Raveningham Hall |
- Visit |
- Monday, 11 April 2011 - 10:30
Raveningham Hall was built in about 1800 for Sir Edmund Bacon Bt and remodeled for the present owner's grandfather a century later. It is well known for its garden and collection of English watercolours. The church in the grounds will also be open. A picnic will be taken at Raveningham with a visit to Somerleyton to follow. Somerleyton, a Jacobean house, was extended by Sir Morton Pato (the railway magnate) in around 1850. On his bankruptcy in 1861, it was acquired by the Crossley family of Halifax, whose descendents still live there. It is one of England's finest Victorian country houses.