Grade I early 17th century house by Sir Roger Townshend with interiors redesigned by William Kent dating from 1725.

The interiors were carried out for the second Viscount Townshend, an important political figure at the court of Queen Anne and King George I.

In all England there are few more beautiful houses than Raynham - and none perhaps, that so perfectly exemplifies all that is best in English domestic architecture in the first half of the seventeenth century.  Raynham is not palatial, there is a comfortable, homely feeling about it. It is a house designed not only to be admired, but also to be loved.” John Julius, Viscount Norwich.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

Ground floor, some first floor bedrooms including the King’s Bedroom and the Belisarius Room, visitors are welcome to walk round the outside of the house and visit the new garden. Free entry to church and the park near the lake.


If travelling in a car turn off the A1065 in East Raynham at the Main Gates, follow the drive down to the house. 
If travelling by coach follow take the A1065 to East Raynham, take the turning signposted West Raynham and St Mary’s Church, proceed past St Mary’s Church until your reach the Main Drive and follow signs.


Tea, coffee and biscuits.

Access notes

No disabled access: many steps up to ground floor and no lift between floors.


No dogs, no photography, no stilettos.


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2019 tour dates

  • 4 April
  • 26 June

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All 2019 tours are £30.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.