“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”(Bernard Shaw)
The site has been occupied since pre-historic times, and archaeological finds include axe heads, knives and spearheads. During Roman times, Oxnead was a busy fortified town on the banks of the River Bure. At the time of the Doomsday survey (1086) the estate belonged to the Halden family. In 1368 it was acquired by Sir Robert de Salle, and by 1420 the estate had been sold to the Pason family.
The Paston family lived at Oxnead between 1420 and 1732 and much of their lives at Oxnead are recorded in a unique collection of letters and papers. Following the demise of the Paston family, the main house was demolished and only the service wing was left standing. The estate was bought by Admiral Anson (the first man to circumnavigate the world) in 1735. From that time a number of families have occupied Oxnead Hall including John Adey Repton (son of Humphrey Repton) and John Hedgecoe (photographer). The estate is currently owned by the Aspinall family.
Oxnead experienced it’s first wedding one year after the Aspinall family moved in. Their daughter Eleanor, who is a teacher was married to Richard, an Army Officer, in 2012 and that event was the seed that grew into today’s award winning venue. The barn, accommodation and gardens have been lovingly restored with no expense spared.
Oxnead Hall estate is a multi-award winning wedding, events and holiday venue nestled in the glorious countryside of north Norfolk. The perfect venue for exclusive weddings, celebrations, and holidays; Oxnead Hall offers luxurious accommodation for up to 32 guests. From the magnificent Tudor Hall to the medieval church, from the beautifully renovated great barn to the acres of stunning gardens; Oxnead is a truly idyllic place in which to celebrate and unwind.
Oxnead is ideally suited to hosting a variety of events, either in the Great Barn or in the gardens. The Great Barn can sit up to 220 for dinner or 300 in conference style, and on-site accommodation can be provided for up to 32 people. The Great Barn has been acoustically engineered to be suitable for classical music performances. Guests can enjoy drinks and perhaps a picnic in the gardens, followed by a performance in the Great Barn.
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The North Wing is the oldest part of Oxnead Hall.
It has recently been fully renovated to offer 4 bedrooms each with their own bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room, and a vast reception room which will comfortably sit 30 people for dinner.
Decorated with antiques and original art work, it offers modern luxury with the charm of a 400 year old building.
Hall cottage is a pretty, fully renovated three bedroom and three bathroom cottage in the grounds of Oxnead Hall.
Originally two workers cottages, it now has every modern comfort whist retaining its historic charm.
It is situated in a tranquil location adjacent to the woodland and offers a charming outdoor seating area within the woods.
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