Overview

A C16 house extended in 1822 in gault brick by the Brereton family. Award-winning work includes remodelling of the west front and extensive interior restoration including unbricking five Georgian windows.

The fine oak staircase is reputed to have originated from Merton place, Horatio Nelson’s last residence. Three important Brereton portraits have been purchased and restored dating from 1660 to 1805. A Gurney /Brereton arrangement led to Brinton Hall becoming a county bank during the 1820s. 

Outside the gardens have been planted for year-round interest, especially trees and shrubs. There is a woodland garden, snowdrop theatre, formal lawns leading to a ha-ha. The furthest lawn overlooks the parkland (now a county wildlife site), lake and woods. There is also an 18th century walled garden used for fruit, vegetable and cut flower growing, an apiary and an orchard planted with a wide variety of fruit trees.

Displays include fine stone age tools found in Brinton, photographs of important Brereton textiles, e g the Anna Margaretta bedhangings, Roman coins and materials consistent with a Roman villa, and the story of Nelson’s staircase."

Invitation to View

This property offers tours through the Invitation to View scheme. Read below to find out more.

Tour features

Visitors enjoy a guided tour of the principal ground-floor and first-floor rooms. There follows a guided tour of the grounds, taking in the history of the landscape, overview of the village and church, plus a walk to the orchard and walled garden. (Proximity to the bees is avoided)

Snowdrop and house tour in February includes lunch and a long walk over rough ground. Outdoor clothing and waterproof footwear needed.

Refreshments

Tea/coffee. Sandwiches, fresh home-made cakes, scones with local cream and home-made jam. Snowdrop tour includes soup and desserts.

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Opening
Opening

Open through Invitation to View tours only.

2019 tour dates

  • 15 and 20 February
  • 23 May
  • 6 June
  • 18 July
  • 15 and 22 August

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Directions

From the B1110 follow signs to Brinton between Thornage and Briningham. From the A148 take the road to Sharrington and then follow signs to Brinton. The Hall is in the centre of the village, opposite St Andrew’s church.

Please park on the church side of Stody Road, opposite the wrought iron entrance gates to the Hall.

Access

Ground floor only. Some steps. Gravel drive to the front door.
Wheelchair access with some assistance.

Note: snowdrop tour involves a one-hour walk over rough ground.

Special restrictions

No dogs, no stilettos.

Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £24 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.


Upcoming events

23 May 2019

Brinton Hall, nr Holt, Norfolk

A C16 house extended in 1822 in gault brick by the Brereton family. Award-winning work includes remodelling of the west front and extensive interior restoration including unbricking five Georgian windows. The fine oak staircase is reputed to have originated from Merton place, Horatio Nelson’s last residence. Three important Brereton portraits have been purchased and restored dating from 1660 to 1805. A Gurney /Brereton arrangement led to Brinton Hall becoming a county bank during the 1820s. 

Outside the gardens have been planted for year-round interest, especially trees and shrubs. There is a woodland garden, snowdrop theatre, formal lawns leading to a ha-ha. The furthest lawn overlooks the parkland (now a county wildlife site), lake and woods. There is also an 18th century walled garden used for fruit, vegetable and cut flower growing, an apiary and an orchard planted with a wide variety of fruit trees.

 Displays include fine stone age tools found in Brinton, photographs of important Brereton textiles, e g the Anna Margaretta bedhangings, Roman coins and materials consistent with a Roman villa, and the story of Nelson’s staircase.