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Overview

Built circa 1560 by the de Glemham Family, Glemham Hall is now owned by Major Philip Hope-Cobbold who inherited it from his uncle in 1994.

With a proud history of changing architecture and landscape, Glemham Hall has a wonderful history waiting to be discovered, join us for one of our house tours where you will explore the hall from the attics down to the cellars!

Or make Glemham Hall exclusively yours for your wedding day; licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies, gorgeous gardens for drinks and a luxury marquee for your reception, Glemham has everything you need for a perfect wedding day.

Today, the 3000 acre estate hosts a working farm, as well as a busy and varied events calendar, featuring folk festivals, garden theatre, cycling events, antique fairs along with our house & garden tours. 

Invitation to View tour information: Visitors will be able to see the majority of the Hall including cellar and attic rooms. The garden and its ice house will also be available to view. Ghostly supper tour in October, 3.5 hours, £40 including cellar supper; Christmas tour £21 including mince pies and mulled wine.
 

 


Opening
Opening

2019

3, 12 March.

7, 12 and 21 April.

27 May.

7 June.

28 August.

Tours only, 14:30pm; must be booked in advance.

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Find Us
Find us

Found on the outskirts of the pretty village of Little Glemham, just outside Woodbridge, stands Glemham Hall. Easy to find and
located just off the A12, Glemham Hall is a 2.5 hour drive from central London.

The nearest rail station is Woodbridge or Wickham Market. A further journey by car or taxi is then required to reach Glemham Hall.
Taxis are available at Woodbridge station but not at Wickham Market.

 

Taxi

M & R Cars 01394 380034

Admission
Admission

Tours booked through Glemham Hall last for approximately 1.5 hours and cost £13pp or free to Historic Houses members.

To book, please call 01728 746704 or send us an email.

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Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome

Fun Facts

Before the Cobbold's came to own Glemham Hall, it was owned by two other families, the De Glemham Family first and the North family second. According to manuscripts, the Glemhams retained the estate until 1708-1709 when it was sold to Dudley North. Dudley’s wife, Catherine, was a daughter of Elihu Yale, founder of the famous American University. Elihu was generous with the wealth he accumulated; he endowed the famous American University and was also lavish in his gifts to his family. Glemham Hall obtained many treasures at the time as a result.

 


Upcoming events

13 Dec 2019

Glemham Hall, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk

This huge 16th-18th century house and its owner, Philip Hope-Cobbold, are equally exuberant – a double wow factor. As is the haunted staircase and fine 200-acre park designed by Repton and known for its ancient oaks. The whole estate was bought by the Cobbold brewing family in the early 20th century.

The red brick mansion, originally of the Elizabethan period, was built (around 1560) by the de Glemhams, a family which took its name from Great (Magna) and Little (Parva) Glemham. Considerable structural changes were made to the Hall between 1712 and 1722, giving it an overall Georgian façade. The Hall remained in various branches of the North family (Lord Guilford) for more than 200 years (1709-1923). In 1923 it was purchased by the Cobbold brewing family and became the home of Captain John Murray Cobbold, founder and first chairman of Ipswich Town Football Club as a professional club, and his wife Lady Blanche, a daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire. Captain Cobbold – (Scots Gds) - then Colonel – was killed in 1944, when a flying bomb destroyed the Guards' Chapel in London. Glemham Hall is a lived-in home, now owned by their grandson Major Hope-Cobbold. He is Patron of Ipswich Town Football Club, was High Sheriff of Suffolk 2005-2006 and is a Deputy Lieutenant for the county. His son Tom with wife Miki and two children, Bella and Oliver now live in the Hall.

Christmas tour with mulled wine and mince pies


Weddings

Glemham Hall is exclusively yours on your wedding day for your ceremony and reception. With options for indoor & outdoor civil
ceremonies, church ceremonies and marquee receptions, let us take care of you and your guests so you can relax and enjoy your
wedding in a simply stunning setting.

 


Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be! Donna and Victoria were so helpful and reassuring throughout the whole planning process and definitely do the venue proud. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather for a summerhouse wedding and the grounds were absolutely stunning.

Mr and Mrs Hedley, July 2017


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

With parkland, garden and indoor space, Glemham Hall offers a great solution to your corporate needs. Get in touch with our team
to find out about bringing your business to Glemham Hall.

 

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Refreshments
  • Projector and screen
  • Plentiful parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

School Visits