The House from a circa 1920 postcard
Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house of the Playters, parts of which were probably incorporated into the current house.
Built / Designed For: Miles Barne
House & Family History: The Entrance Hall was incorporated into current house from the earlier, possibly Jacobean house. The wings were added circa 1820.
Comments: The earlier possibly Jacobean house was thought to be one of the greatest of the period.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 136, 1855.
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: Barnes family
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Sir Lionel Playters, 17th century; Playters family here since 1475. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Miles Barne, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No