Earlier Houses: The current house stands on the remains of an E-shaped moated site that belonged to the Benedictine Abbey of St. Edmundsbury before the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
House & Family History: Nowton Hall contains fragments from the porch of the Church of St. Mary at Bury St. Edmunds, as well as a possibly 12th century font from Lakenheath.
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 II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Oakes family; here since the early 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No