Overview

One of only four abbeys of the Poor Clares, Bruisyard Hall was founded by Maud, Countess of Ulster, in 1354 and was occupied by many courtly ladies.

Set within a 700-acre estate, it remains the idyllic country retreat that she wanted it to be. The Hall was rebuilt by the Hare family after the dissolution of the monasteries and incorporates a "priest’s hole" as they remained staunchly Roman Catholic under Elizabeth I. The owner is a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Rous who inherited the Tudor house in 1611.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

Tour of the house and grounds led by a member of the family whenever possible.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and biscuits.

Access notes

The barn has limited access.

 

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Opening
Opening

2019 tour dates

  • 15 May
  • 12 June
  • 18 September

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £20 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.


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15 May 2019

Bruisyard Hall, nr Framlingham

One of only four abbeys of the Poor Clares, Bruisyard Hall was founded by Maud, Countess of Ulster, in 1354 and was occupied by many courtly ladies. Set within a 700-acre estate, it remains the idyllic country retreat that she wanted it to be. The Hall was rebuilt by the Hare family after the dissolution of the monasteries and incorporates a "priest’s hole" as they remained staunchly Roman Catholic under Elizabeth I. The owner is a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Rous who inherited the Tudor house in 1611.