Heydon Hall

Visitors are welcome to walk in the historic park but the Hall is a private family home. The Hall is occasionally made available for filming and events by arrangement with the Estate Office


The Hall is Grade I listed and built in the Elizabethan style. The Hall was built between 1581 and 1584 for Henry Dynne. Between 1740 and 1750 Matthew Brettingham the Elder carried out alterations for Colonel Earle, and at the end of the 18th century it was extended to the east by three bays and a tower was added by William Earle Bulwer. Further extensions were made in the 1830s by William Earle Lytton Bulwer. The Hall and its gardens were extensively restored in the 20th century by Sarah and William Bulwer-Long.  Today the Hall is home to Rhona Bulwer-Long and her family.  Rhona is also responsible for the management of the wider estate.