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 is now informing ongoing maintenance and restoration.

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

Location

    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