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Glemham Hall (Little Glemham Hall) (Glemham Park) (Glenham Park)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Henry de Glemham

    House & Family History: Glemham Hall was built circa 1560 by the de Glemham family, who took their name from nearby Great (Magna) and Little (Parva) Glemham. The de Glemhams lived here until they sold the estate to the North family in the late 17th century. The Norths remained here until 1923, when they sold up to the Cobbold family, who made their fortune in brewing. In 2024 the house, together with 1,763 acres, was listed for sale for £19 million.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits in 300 acres of parkland within a 3,000-acre estate.

  • Architect: John Harvey

    Date: 1811
    Designed: Library for Dudley North

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 18, 1854.

    Country Life: XXVII, 18, 1910.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Current Seat / Home of: Cobbold family; here since 1923.

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Henry de Glemham, 16th century; Glemham family here from 1560 until the late 17th century. Francis North, 2nd Baron Guilford, 1709-29; Francis North, 3rd Baron Guilford and 1st Earl of Guilford, 1729-90; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, 1790-92; George Augustus North, 3rd Earl of Guilford, 1792-1802; Francis North, 4th Earl of Guilford, 1802-17; Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford, 1817-27; Francis North, 6th Earl of Guilford, 1827-61; Dudley Francis North, 7th Earl of Guilford, 1861-85; Frederick George North, 8th Earl of Guilford, 1885-1923. Captain John Murray Cobbold, 20th century; Major Philip Hope-Cobbold, late 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Glemham hosts an open air opera and theater and is also a venue for weddings, meetings, and conferences. During the winter months it plays host to driven game shooting and woodland deer stalking. The garden is open on selected days throughout the year.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 07711-945-896

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.glemhamhall.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: Yes


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