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Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk

Oxburgh Hall

Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk


We are very fortunate in England to have the opportunity to visit some truly wonderful historic buildings, many of which are in the care of The National Trust. One such property is Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, a 15th Century moated Manor House, built by the Bedingfield family and still occupied by the same family to this very day. As this magnificent building is surrounded by water there are some fine reflections to be enjoyed which always appeal to me from a photographic point of view. In the grounds of the Hall, there is also the Chapel of  St Margaret and Our Lady, which dates from the 1830’s and inside there is a very fine framed altarpiece or retable. The Antwerp Triptych is constructed from 16th Century resources and dominates the small chapel and would not look out of place in a much grander Catholic Church or Cathedral.

Displayed below are a selection of images taken during our visit.


Oxburgh Moat

The Moat


Oxburgh in reflection

Oxburgh in reflection


Reflections in the moat

Reflections in the moat


Bridge over the moat

Bridge over the moat


The door and the tapestry

The door and the tapestry


Oxburgh chairs

Oxburgh chairs


Learning about Oxburgh

Learning about Oxburgh


Ten to One at Oxburgh

Ten to One at Oxburgh


The Oxburgh Retable, Oxburgh Hall Chapel

The Retable inside Oxburgh Chapel


Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Oxburgh Hall, another view


Fortunately the National Trust have graciously relaxed their regulations regarding photography. Whilst I cannot say that it applies to all their properties, in the case of Oxburgh Hall providing you do not use flash or I guess a tripod, then there are no restrictions. This applied to the chapel as well. It does of course mean that all these images were hand held, which in the case of the interior shots, did mean bumping up the ISO to 3200.

All the images were taken with the Leica Monochrom and either the 50mm f1.4 Summilux or 28mm f2.8 Elmarit and processed in Lightroom and in some cases Photoshop CS5.

To view larger – click on any of the images and they will open in Flickr.

5 Responses to “Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk”

  1. Vicki

    Some great images you made. Love the light in your photos. The man leaning over the book is a particularly good example of using the light from the window to outline his figure.



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