Gunton Park, Norfolk (preliminary information -not bookable yet)

Date: September 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Location: Gunton Park, Norfolk
A Folly Fellowship Event

This visit to Gunton Park in north west Norfolk will be on Sunday the 25th September.  We will see the outside of Gunton Hall which was designed by Matthew Brettingham, the inside of a neoclassical Church St Andrew’s designed by Robert Adam, the outside of a couple of towers as well as a working Sawmill set within a restored parkland.  The restoration of the parkland recently won a Georgian Group Architectural Award.

We will meet at a pub at lunchtime (where you could have lunch) before setting out across the parkland.  The driveway across the park is flat and there are attractive views with the possibility of seeing the deer grazing.  We will be given a talk about the condition and restoration of the park and its buildings. We will then visit the church, and see the early 19th sawmill in operation. On returning to the pub the bar will be open.  The pub has a contemporary art collection and behind it there is an obelisk.

We will walk about four or five miles during the day.  If sufficient people book we may hire a minibus. Visit will be approximately £12 per person plus the cost of the minibus.

if you are interested in coming, please let me know numbers at peter.a.cooke@outlook.com and indicate if you are happy walking or would if you would prefer a lift.