A STACK OF CHIMNEYS AT OXBURGH HALL, NORFOLK


Terracotta Chimneys, Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk 1The medieval core of Oxburgh Hall dates from 1482. In the Victorian era, a number of features were added, including oriel windows overlooking the moat (see above), crow- (‘flemish’) stepped gables and a number of tall terracotta chimneys, all  differently patterned. Here are some of them.

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6 thoughts on “A STACK OF CHIMNEYS AT OXBURGH HALL, NORFOLK

    1. Our first visit (combined with Houghton over a weekend). Loved it! A very fine house, & we liked the way they’d left grassland / meadow round it with cut paths.

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    1. I agree, and they look perfectly appropriate, as do the added oriels over the moat. I’ll check Pevsner (in favour, I suspect – “enjoyable embellishments”). Mrs RH is i/c the series, so that should be easy to do!

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  1. (If my comment appears 3x now, please delete! :-)) Lovely impressions of Oxburgh and the tudor schimney, RH! I had a ball photographing the tudor chimneys in Holkham Village a couple of years ago, I think they’re masterpeice of work. Only a couple of weeks ago I visited Oxburgh for the first time and enjoyed it very much. You obviously had the better weather! 🙂
    Sunny greeings from Norway
    Dina

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    1. Only one comment came through, Dina! These ‘tudor’ chimneys are victorian. I suspect many of the Holkham ones are the real thing. How strange that we should both have visited Oxburgh for the first time within 2 weeks! A lovely place to explore. Say hello to Norway from me (because of his surname, our son is affectionately known as ‘Norway’ by some of his friends) 😎

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