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Elsing Hall

Medieval mansion with important eighteenth-century refurbishments.

Elsing, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3DX

Elsing Hall with a beautiful moat

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Elsing Hall is a grade 1 listed moated medieval manor house dating from about 1470.

It is built on the site of a much earlier fortified house and remains of the old fortifications including curtain wall, corner tower and gate house are still visible to this day. The complete moat is still fully intact and provides an exceptional natural setting for the extensive gardens that are open by appointment to the public.

The gardens include a large collection of old English roses, marginal planting around the moat, a formal yew garden, a gingko avenue, small park including a pinetum, viewing mound and terrace beds. The house was home to Sir Hugh de Hastings, a veteran of the Battle of Crecy.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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The gardens are open during May, June and July by prior appointment. Further details can be found on our website. To make a booking please email patrick.lines@gmail.com stating your group size (no minimum) and desired date and time of arrival.

Historic Houses members should pre-book a visit on 01362 637866 or by emailing patrick.lines@gmail.com and can access the gardens free of charge upon production of a valid Historic Houses membership card for each visitor.

Admission

Please see our website for details: elsinghall.com

Historic House Members

We are signed up to the Historic Houses free access arrangements. Historic Houses members should pre-book a visit on 01362 637866 or by emailing patrick.lines@gmail.com and can access the gardens free of charge upon production of a valid Historic Houses membership card for each visitor.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

Group visits to the garden are welcome. Please email patrick.lines@gmail.com to make a booking. Further details can be found on our website: elsinghall.com.

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Getting here

Elsing, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3DX

The property is about 5 miles from Dereham in the heart of Norfolk just outside the village of Elsing.

The house can be approached from the A47 (North Tuddenham exit) or the A1067 (Bawdeswell garden centre exit).

The nearest train stations are Norwich (30 minute taxi) or Downham Market (45 minute taxi).

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