Wolterton Hall, Wickmere / Erpingham / Itteringham - North Norfolk

Early C18 park and woodland designed as a collaboration between Thomas Ripley, Charles Bridgeman and Horatio Walpole, surrounding an early C18 Palladian mansion with mid-C19 gardens laid out by William Sawrey Gilpin. Some parts of the park are in arable use and other parts are in pasture. There has been loss of definition of lake margins. Built structures are in very poor condition, with the Peach House in the kitchen garden in a particularly vulnerable state. The site is in single private ownership and a Parkland Management Plan has been drafted to inform restoration of the park and gardens.

Wolterton Hall, Wickmere / Erpingham / Itteringham - North Norfolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Wolterton Hall
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1001022
  • Local Planning Authority: North Norfolk
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park


  • County: Norfolk
  • District / Borough: North Norfolk
  • Parish: Wickmere / Erpingham / Itteringham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Norfolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
  • Vulnerability: High
  • Trend: Improving
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 13 LBs, SM, CA