Suffolk's Story 19

Little Wenham Hall

Little Wenham Hall

This is the earliest building in England built largely of brick. It was built c.1270–80 for Master Roger de Holbrok, who may have been a royal clerk (his brother, Sir Richard, was a royal steward and constable of Oxford and Rockingham castles). The standing structure was probably a grand chamber block to an adjoining hall.

18 Orford  20 Lt Wenham  20 Debenham

Further reading

Martin, E., ‘Little Wenham Hall, A Reinterpretation’, Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology XXXIX pt 2, 1998, 151-64.