The Stables & Gift Shop

The stables, which are faced in the local Carr stone from Snettisham, are in fact the second set built by Sir Robert Walpole at Houghton and were erected between 1733 and 1735. The first set had blocked the southerly views from the Hall and were therefore demolished.

The interior of this imposing building was as carefully considered as the house, with superbly constructed brick vault ceilings supported on timber pillars. The Stables were planned to house eighty horses of different qualities, the most valuable having their own stalls, whilst the coach horses would share.

The west stable block now houses the Model Soldier Museum, the Gift shop and the Stables Café.

Plenty of lovely things to choose from in the Gift Shop. Do pop in.

An original row of wooden stalls can be viewed in the east range of the Stable block alongside a traditional tack room.

NORFOLK BY DESIGN will be showcasing art, design and craft from around the eastern region from March 25th to July 29th, 2018