Heveningham Hall


When I lived in London I visited Suffolk for holidays (now I live in Suffolk I visit London for holidays) and I last visited Heveningham Hall in the 1970s.  It has been through some owners since. The present one, who had the foresight to sell a property business at the height of the cycle and buy this at the low point, is reckoned by locals to be doing a good job of restoring it.  It is no longer open to the public but there are a few days when the grounds are used for events.  I went to a fair to renew the acquaintance with the buildings and take these photographs.  There were many people there enjoying themselves on a blistering hot day (for instance, watching a theatre group outside the Orangery) but generally they are not too intrusive on the real star - what Pevsner calls the “grandest Georgian mansion in Suffolk”.

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Pictures of buildings mentioned in the “Suffolk” volume of “The Buildings of England” series by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.