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Polstead Hall

  • House & Family History: Standing in a former deer park close to the Church of St. Mary, Polstead is a large, white brick house with a balustraded parapet and a cornice. The interior contains fine 16th century wall paintings.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the Park are the remains of The Gospel Oak, which collapsed in 1953, when it was believed to have been more than 1,000 years old. A small oak tree now grows next to the place where the famous oak once stood.

  • Architect: William Pilkington

    Date: 1818-19
    Designed: Alterations to 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: Cooke family

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No