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Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall is a fine Palladian mansion set in beautiful parkland.  The house was built in the 18th century for Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister to George I and George II.  Walpole, who came from an old Norfolk family, planned the house for entertaining on a grand scale.  His biennial 'Norfolk Congresses' at Houghton played an important part in the success of his political career. 

In the north office wing is a splendid exhibition of over 20,000 model soldiers, part of a private collection of militaria. Houghton Hall is surrounded by magnificent parkland. The house is set among lawns close to the site of a deserted village; the village church and cross have survived. There is a newly restored walled garden.The row of white-painted 18th century cottages near the gate to the park is one of the earliest surviving estate villages in the country.   


Cholmondely Estates Estate Office Houghton Kings Lynn Norfolk PE31 6UE

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01485 528569


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