Oxburgh Hall Norfolk

Despite being built during the Wars of the Roses, Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk was never intended to be a castle but a family home. Completed in 1482 for Sir Edmund Bedingfeld, the family has lived here ever since and continues to call it home today.

Project Summary

Extensive roof repairs and stabilization are underway, following the collapse of an internal dormer in 2016 of this 15th Century moated manor house.

Messenger was awarded the contract carry out repairs to the roof, windows, chimneys and medieval gatehouse façade, securing Oxburgh’s future and the collection within. This is the estate’s most ambitious conservation project to date.

A highly complex engineer-designed scaffold has been erected around the hall for the duration of the project, which had to overcome the added complication that the 500 year old building is surrounded by a moat.


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All about Sophie

Sophie is one of our lovely and very knowledgeable conservation assistants here at Messenger. Below she talks about her “not so straightforward” route into conservation, what a day at Messenger looks like and updates us on one of her current project at Oxburgh Hall.