Felbrigg village in Norfolk, England, UK

Felbrigg village in Norfolk, England, UK.

felbrigg villageFelbrigg is a village close to Cromer on the Norfolk coast, avenues of mighty oaks and beeches lead you across a great park. Although cliffs line the coast, behind Cromer is a ridge, which runs parallel with the sea. It is thickly wooded and ideal for walks and picnics.

felbrigg hall gatesThe Felbrigg Estate, a National Trust property, lies on top of this ridge. The Hall dates back to around 1620. Many families lived at the Hall, Sir Simon Felbrigg who was standard bearer to King Richard II, William Windham who was one of Pitt’s ministers who lived through the exciting years of Napoleon and knew all the famous men of his day, he was one of Dr Johnson’s best friends. John Netton’s tomb is in the churchyard enclosed in ironwork with a passion flower delicately wrought. Many activities are held at Felbrigg Hall so look out for the diary of events.

felbrigg hallOnly the church accompanies Felbrigg Hall in the park. The church houses some of the finest brasses in Norfolk, the most notable is one dated 1416 of Sir Simon Felbrigg and his wife who was cousin to Anne of Bohemia, Richard II’s Queen.

There are two V shaped paths running through Victory Wood at Felbrigg Hall, which commemorate VE Day.

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