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New is definitely relative as regards New Buckenham in Norfolk’s Breckland, some 15 miles to the south west of Norwich. The town, now really a village, was founded in 1146 when William d’Albini gave his castle at Old Buckenham to Augustinian friars. Because the new settlement was consequently built to order (to house those building the new fortifications), it is a rare example of planned medieval construction, with a grid-iron street layout. As the village has shrunk from a town, some shops have disappeared and various buildings have changed function: the 12th century chapel of the long demolished castle is an out-building for a large house; what was once a coaching house and stables, and also a fire-station, is now a pretty B&B. New Buckenham was granted a town charter by Elizabeth I, and still holds May Day and Summer fairs in accordance with the rights given it. There are reminders of the medieval history of the village, particularly the extensive common, grazed for over 800 years, and the old vicarage, dating from pre-Tudor times, and the early 13th century St Mary’s chapel. The old market place is impressive and full of character, not least because of the Market House, originally a court or toll-house, whose Tuscan columns carved with harts, angels and heraldic devices support an upper storey above an open space used for commerce and in bygone days for the whipping of miscreants bound to its middle column. King Street in the village has Norfolk Georgian frontages aplenty, some redbrick, some pink- or yellow-washed and more reminiscent of nearby Suffolk than Norfolk. It also has buildings of greater antiquity, like the Old Swan, recently dated to 1573, and the pretty Tudor Rose Cottage.

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Sunnyside South (3.68 miles)

Sunnyside South

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We are a friendly, family B&B in the quiet village of Forncett End. We are situated just off the B1113 between Wymondham and Long Stratton, approx. 10 miles south of ... More

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Sherbourne House (3.81 miles)

Sherbourne House

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A privately run Georgian Country house style hotel on the edge of this Norfolk market town.Ideally placed for business or leisure,we offer the discerning guest a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly ... More

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61 Yew Tree Apartment (3.90 miles)

61 Yew Tree Apartment
61 Yew Tree is our one bedroom Maisonette situated within walking distance to the town centre of Attleborough while still being in a peaceful residential area.

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MJB Apartments Hailey House (3.91 miles)

MJB Apartments Hailey House

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The apartment includes:
Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom, Lounge & Dinning area, Double Bedroom which sleeps two.

8 Hailey House- has just been re-decorated to a casual, modern theme. The apatment has been ... More

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B&B Strenneth (4.07 miles)

B&B Strenneth

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Strenneth, a family run business in unspoiled countryside, 10 minutes drive from the market town of Diss, 5 minutes from Bressingham Gardens and close to Snetterton motor racing circuit. First class ... More

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Gissing Hall (4.56 miles)

Gissing Hall

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Gissing Hall is a listed family mansion, dating back to the fifteenth century. Once the centre of an estate, it is now the home of its owners, Ann and William Brennan. This ... More

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Villa Farm (4.56 miles)

Villa Farm

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Villa Farm is set in the open countryside in the village of Bressingham, close to the picturesque market town of Diss. Surrounded by open fields and sitting in five acres ... More

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Partridge Barn (4.73 miles)

Partridge Barn

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Lovely views over the Tas Valley and a delightful rural setting affording sightings of fox cubs, pheasants and the occasional deer feature at these traditionally restored and ... More

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Oakbrook House (4.98 miles)

Oakbrook House

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Oakbrook House is a nine bedroom guest house situated just South of Norwich, two and a half miles from the town of Long Stratton on the A140.We offer accommodation suited ... More

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Sallowfield Cottage (5.21 miles)

Sallowfield Cottage

Sallowfield Cottage, located in what was once the ancient Wymondham Abbey Deer Park, is set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside near the old market town of Wymondham.

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