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Fordham Abbey

  • Earlier Houses: There was 13th century Gilbertine priory on the site was replaced by a circa 1710 house, which was itself replaced by the current 18th century house.

    Built / Designed For: William Metcalfe

  • Architect: Unknown (designed by an unknown architect)

    Date: Circa 1760
    Designed: House

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  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: R. M. Smith

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir William Russell, 17th century. Admiral Sir Charles Wagner, 18th century. William Metcalfe, 1711-22. Edward Harrison, 1722-30. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: James Francis Noble, 1790-1808. William Dunn Gardener, 18th century. Major Thirlwall Philipson, 1933-57. R.M. Smith, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

    Ownership Details: Since 2015 Dojima Sake Brewery

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01638-721-695

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://fordhamabbey.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No