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Mundesley is one of the Norfolk coats gems. Have you ever wondered what made this quaint village so popular? 

Have you heard about this simply outstanding country manor in the heart of the idyllic Wroxham village?

Would you like to read more about this award winning, modern home based in the beautiful town of Wroxham? Read on to find out more about this fabulous property 

"Pound Cottage is thought to have reputed since 1610, it was originally three cottages and has since been converted into one to make a magnificent home."

Oak House is a captivating and distinctive Grade II listed property which originates from the early 17th century.

Do you want to know a history of the renovation details about a stunning property based in a place memorable of Queen Boadicea 

Do you want to read more about the history and renovation details about this remarkable flint cottage with a majestic thatched roof.

Do you want to know how this 17th century village pub has been transformed into a wonderful modern day home?

Do you want to know a brief history and the renovation details of this stunning six bedroom barn conversion in Swannington?

Want to know the history of the Old Chapel in Hempnall and why this beautifully resorted property will make a great home?

Redenhall with Harleston, more commonly known as Harleston, is a beautiful town and parish in South Norfolk. The villages were well documented in the Domesday Book and Redenhall was seen as the main village with the name deriving from the Old English words for “reedy nook” which historians have suggested relates to the number of drains across the town. However, this changed during the 13th century when Harleston become more prominent and today the villages still remain as Redenhall with Harleston although Harleston is regarded as the main town. The town of Harleston has over one thousand years of history and development and the village is unique in that many ...

The village of Knapton has a rich and varied history dating right back to the Neolithic times based on the tools and artefacts that have been discovered in the area. Little else is known about the origins of the village because it predates the Domesday Book of 1086. However, during the Norman Conquest the village was called Kanapatone and was estimated to be worth 20 shillings which increased to 60 shillings after the surveys in the Domesday Book. In terms of the origins of the name several theories that have been put forward. It has been speculated that the name dates back to the invasion of the Danes, who settled ...

Burnham Market is one of the most popular villages in Norfolk and it is often referred to as the Chelsea on Sea. It is a Georgian village shaped by the 18th century houses found throughout the area. Burnham Market is near to the mouth of the River Burn which is mostly likely where the name originated. However, the market was also historically the centre for the amber trade which, again, might be where the name is derived from.

Although it is called Burnham Market the market has since been discontinued and today there are only auctions in the summer every couple of weeks. Because of this it is now commonly ...

The village of Poringland is five miles south of the city of Norwich and houses a fascinating piece of Norfolk history. The story behind the name of the village is unknown but it is believed to mean the “land of the people of Porr” but this is not confirmed. In old English the word Porr actually means leek which has led some researchers to suggest that the village was historically used for growing leek vegetables but, again, this cannot be said for certain. What is known is that by the time of the Norman conquest the village was very well developed and established. Poringland also featured heavily in the Domesday ...

Thickthorn has a very interesting history which has been well documented over the years. It was originally a key settlement in Hethersett which housed a medieval moated hall named after Alan de Thickelthorn in 1240. Although very little is known about this hall it can be seen on a 1799 map which indicates roughly where it was situated. This hall was eventually replaced by the current Georgian Mansion in 1812 which was built by William Clarke of Kettering. The finance was provided by William Creasey Owen of Cringleford although there has been some dispute about whether his name was actually William Creasey Ewing.

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