Somerleyton

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This walk makes use of the Angles Way plus other footpaths, country tracks and tiny lanes. Somerleyton is named after a peace-loving Viking, Sumarlithi, who arrived in the 10th Century. Also in the village is the fabulous Somerleyton Hall. Built in 1845, it is the stately home of Lord and Lady Somerleyton. The mansion, built to show off the wealth of new Victorian aristocracy, boasts lavish architecture, carved stonework and fine state rooms. In 1863 carpet mogul Sir Francis Crossley bought the house, twelve acres of gardens and 500-acre estate. The present Lord Somerleyton is his great-grandson. The house was preceded by a Jacobean Hall, built in the mid-17th Century by the Wentworth family. The hall and its gardens are open to the public. At Somerleyton Marina, Christopher Cockerell experimented with his prototype hovercraft. It was also at Somerleyton that bricks were made for London's Liverpool Street Railway Station.

Lound, like many of its sister villages along the Norfolk - Suffolk border, lives in the shadow of Yarmouth and Lowestoft and is surrounded by marshland country. The name Lound comes from the Norse Lundr, meaning a grove in a plain. With fewer than 300 people living in the hamlet, it is not the most imposing of places, but it makes up for it with its unassuming charm.

The memorial to the British bomber crew is in the fence close to Ashby Church gate, the other to the USAF fighter crew is on the right alongside the track between Waymarkss 9 and 10, map reference 497961.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Wildlife, Woodland
21/11/2011 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Roy Davenport for his update for this walk. November 2011. Adrian (Admin)

17/10/2010 - Walkingworld Admin

Roy Davenport has completed this walk and reports that all is OK. October 2010. (Adrian Admin)

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