DiCamillo Companion

West Dereham Abbey (West Dereham House)

  • Earlier Houses: The late 17th century house sits on the site of a 12th century Premonstratensian abbey, elements of which were incorporated into the present house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Thomas Dereham, envoy to the Court of Tuscany.

    House & Family History: The Dereham family lived at the House since the time of Henry II.

  • 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

  • Past Seat / Home of: Dereham family, 12th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No