This splendid early Victorian mansion was built in Anglo-Italian style by John Thomas, with lavish architectural features, magnificent caved stonework and fine state rooms. Paintings by Landseer, Wright of Derby and Stanfield, woodcarvings by Willcox of Warwick, and Grinling Gibbons. Somerleyton’s 12-acre gardens are renowned for their specimen trees and 1846 yew hedge maze which ranks amongst the finest in the country. Special features include glasshouses by Paxton, a 300ft pergola, walled garden Vulliamy tower clock, and Victorian ornamentation.
This property offers free access to Historic Houses Association Friends and Members during normal opening hours. Please check opening times.
The HHA represents 1500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. These are listed buildings or designated gardens, usually Grade I or II*, and are often outstanding. Many are considered to be iconic symbols of Britain’s unique heritage.