RogerC
Oxburgh Hall near Swaffham in Norfolk was perfect on a blustery Sunday March 19th 2017.  Wild Daffodils and Hyacinths prevailed across the beautiful grounds.  

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Oxburgh Hall information - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall

Although damaged by (storm) Doris, Oxburgh is a delightful moated manor house, which is co-occupied by the Bedingfield family and the National Trust.  Built around 1482 by Sir Edmund Bedingfeld, Oxburgh has always been a family home, not a fortress. The manor of Oxborough came to the Bedingfeld family by marriage before 1446, and the house has been continuously inhabited by them since their construction of it in 1482. 


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We enjoyed visiting the house and the wonderful guide volunteers provide great insights into the rooms and the family.  The Priests hole is very well hidden and may have prevailed through two searches!  Had a Priest been found, the family would have been tried for treason and died by beheading (if they were lucky).


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Check out the National Trust if visiting Britain and join the Royal Oak Foundation - https://www.royal-oak.org/ - before leaving the USA.  Its a few dollars well invested for a one year NT membership with full access to the history and traditions and to the properties and land in Britain that make this country such a special place.
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