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
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