Wolterton Hall, Aylsham, Norfolk
Built in the 1720s by Thomas Ripley for politician Horatio Walpole, brother of Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert and in ownership of the Walpole family for generations. ‘Moth-balled’ over recent years, the property’s new roof installed after a fire in the 1950s has been its saving grace. This excellent example of classic Palladian architecture is amazingly intact. Purchased from the Walpole family in 2016 together with many family paintings and artefacts, Wolterton Hall is now privately owned.
The house and estate are undergoing major refurbishment, in a rare and fascinating restoration project, original parterre gardens attributed to W.S Gilpin are being reinstated. An extraordinary opportunity to visit an important, historic estate being loved back to life.
Guided tour of the main hall and gardens. Opportunity to explore this private estate including the lake and church ruins at leisure.
I’d gladly go on the Wolterton Hall tour every month this year if I could, just to see the progress! Inspirational hosts – amazing experience. Couldn’t recommend more highly … Peter and Keith were wonderful hosts – very generous with their time and happy to show us all corners of their fascinating home. We have done several ITV events and this was certainly among the best – friendly hosts do make all the difference.
Turn left from the A140 Aysham to Cromer road signposted Erpingham. Pass through Erpingham and bear left on The Street at Calthorpe This becomes Wall Road, you will pass the Saracen’s Head pub on your right and then the turning for Wolterton Hall is 200m further on your left hand side.
Champagne and savoury/sweet canapés served in Saloon. Tea, coffee and soft drinks available
No dogs in the Hall. No photography in the Hall.