A Lux­u­ri­ous Christmas Res­i­dence

FEL­BRIGG HALL, ENG­LAND, IS BEAU­TI­FUL AT CHRISTMAS WITH STUN­NING GREEN­ERY AND RED RIB­BONS.

Victorian Homes - - Contents - By Susie Kear­ley

Fel­brigg Hall, Eng­land, is beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated for Christmas with stun­ning green­ery and red rib­bons.

Fel­brigg Hall is a stun­ning Ja­cobean home in North Nor­folk, Eng­land, fa­mous for its clas­sic ar­chi­tec­ture and beau­ti­fully pre­served Ge­or­gian in­te­ri­ors.

The house was con­structed for Sir John Wyn­d­ham, a landowner and jus­tice of the peace, in the 17th cen­tury. His fam­ily ac­quired the Fel­brigg es­tate some 200 years ear­lier.

STATELY LADY

To­day, Fel­brigg Hall stands in the cen­ter of a sprawl­ing 1,760-acre-park with wood­lands and gar­dens. The west gar­den is a Vic­to­rian plea­sure ground, with for­mal lawns, flo­ral borders and an 18th cen­tury orangery. There’s a Vic­to­rian kitchen gar­den, while the or­chard con­tains a hen house in the im­age of a cas­tle; the hens roam free on the lawns. His­toric va­ri­eties of fruit de­pict what might have grown in the kitchen gar­den in the 19th cen­tury, with cher­ries, ap­ples, pears and plums.

Robert Wyn­d­ham Ket­ton-cre­mer was the last res­i­dent of Fel­brigg Hall. The orig­i­nal heir to the fam­ily es­tate, his brother Dick, was killed in ac­tion dur­ing WWII. A tree­lined av­enue was planted at Fel­brigg in his mem­ory. Robert devoted his life to pre­serv­ing the house and es­tate, be­fore leav­ing it to the National Trust in 1969.

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