Ludham Hall

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Bishop)

There are no visible remains

NameLudham Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorfolk
Modern AuthorityNorfolk
1974 AuthorityNorfolk
Civil ParishLudham

The house was built circa 1611 on the site of a Palace of the Bishops of Norwich which was destroyed by a fire in 1611. (PastScape)

Emery (2000: 131) lists Ludham as the site of a medieval palace. Ludham Hall was employed as a residence in the post-medieval period by the bishops of Norwich. However, before the Dissolution, the abbey of St Benet Holme owned the manor. The bishops made use of the medieval abbots' residence after Henry VIII gave the manor to them. (Payne)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTG380175
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 131
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1962, The Buildings of England: Norfolk: North-West and South (Penguin) p. 190-1 (incorrectly identified as palace of bishop of Lincoln)
  • Blomefield, F., 1808, 'Happing Hundred: Ludham' An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk Vol. 9 p. 330-1 (tenurial history) online transcription



  • Payne, Naomi, 2003, The medieval residences of the bishops of Bath and Wells, and Salisbury (PhD Thesis University of Bristol) Appendix B: List of Medieval Bishop's Palaces in England and Wales (available via EThOS)