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.

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Further reading

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