DiCamillo Companion

Little Wenham Castle (Little Wenham Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir John de Vallibus

    House & Family History: Little Wenham is one of the earliest examples of homemade brick in England; this is especially unusual, as it was used here in a house rather, than a keep, which would have been the traditional use for brick in 13th century England.

    Comments: Little Wenham is considered one of the most significant 13th century domestic buildings in England.

  • Country Life: XXXVI, 358 plan, 1914.

  • Title: Burke's and 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 I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: A. T. Binny

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir John de Vallibus, 13th century. Sir Thomas de Brewse, 15th century; John Brewse, 16th century; Brewse family here until 1695. Joseph Thurston, late 17th century; Thurston family here until 1765. George Crisp, 19th century. Major A.T.C. Binny, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Unknown

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No