Wattlefield is 3 miles south of the market town of Wymondham. The chapel of ease here is a structure of red brick, erected about 1843, by John Mitchell esq. from the designs of Mr. John Buckler, and was originally intended for a school: it consists of chancel and nave with vestry and served by the vicar and curate of Wymondham. There is also a small Wesleyan chapel, built in the early part of the present century. Wattlefield Hall, a modern mansion in the Elizabethan style, stands in about 50 acres of pasture and wood and is the seat of Edward William Routh Clarke esq, J.P. Spooner Row, formerly inhabited by makers of spoons and other wooden ware, is in this division and has a small station on the main line of the Great Eastern railway, adjoining which are the extensive corn warehouses of Mr. James Watts.
Directory of Norfolk (1896)
Maharaja Duleep Singh
Maharaja Duleep Singh (as he became in June 1861) bought or rather the India Office purchased for him, the Elveden Hall estate in 1863.
Elveden Hall is a large stately home located some 20 miles away, just over the co...
I was born in the cottages directly opposite Providence Place, Spooner Row, where my grandparents, Thomas and Cecily Lord, lived and farmed, to their middle son, Colin, and Phyllis, nee Gent. My mothers parents farmed in Suton. One of my first...
Anti-apartheid activist and painter
The following is the obituary that appeared in the Independent Newspaper
on the morning of Thursday 8th January 2009.
The Russell’s lived in Wattlefield from 1964 to 1973.
stayed in Norfolk during the war because I was in a reserved occupation, as I
was farm worker.
the beginning of the war in 1939 I was age 23 and I worked in the Fens around
Feltwell, reclaiming land for agriculture.
My health was not good...
Nestling deep within Wattlefield Woods lays the impressive Wattlefield Hall. This country house has a large 19th century hall of a Neo-Jacobean style and has highly ornamented chimneys, referred to by the officer that gave the listed building...