Romantic turreted brick Tudor mansion
Set in the unspoilt village of Long Melford, the house has changed little externally since 1578 when Queen Elizabeth I was entertained here, and retains its original panelled banqueting hall. It has been the home of the Hyde Parker family since 1786. There are a Regency library, Victorian bedrooms, good collections of furniture and porcelain and a small display of items connected with Beatrix Potter, who was related to the family. The garden contains some spectacular specimen trees and a banqueting house, and there is an attractive walk through the park
Name and credits for images of Melford Hall
Description of image - The east front of the Hall glimpsed from the south east, with bee-hives nestling in the shade of the trees on the left.
Description of image - The Octagon at Melford Hall in Suffolk. Built in the mid C16th for Sir William Cordell.
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Credit for photograph: Rupert Truman
Copyright: ©NTPL/Rupert Truman
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