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Please note - the land ownership information presented in this table is indicative only, and in some cases be based on incomplete, out of date or misunderstood data
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#NameOwner Landowner CategoryLandowner SubcategoryWho Owns Norfolk Landowner Categorization GuideArea (Hectares)Area (acres)% NorfolkSourceDuration of Family Ownership (Approximate)Duration of Ownership NotesNotesLandowner Category RationaleArea in West Norfolk (acres)% of West Norfolk
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1Crown EstateCrown Estate GovernmentGovernmentLink to relevant website webpage13,655.6333,743.742.48%Who Owns England; Land Registry25,475.006.75%
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2Forestry CommissionForestry CommissionGovernmentGovernmentLink to relevant website webpage11,955.5529,542.762.18%Who Owns England - http://map.whoownsengland.org/2,758.700.73%
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3Holkham Estate Thomas Coke, 8th Earl of Leicester (b. 1965)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage10,300.0025,451.821.87%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2013415c. 400 years - Holkham lands owned since 1609, when Sir Edward Coke first bought lands in the area - https://www.holkham.co.uk/visiting/history/introduction.

Castle Acre lands appear to have been purchased by Sir Edward Coke in 1615 - https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/educational-images/castle-acre-castle-castle-acre-9063
Available information indicates the Cokes have been members of the English / Norfolk landed aristocracy since at least 1205 - with the present Earl of Leciester descended from one William Coke of Dodington (Diddlington), who held the lordship of South Burgh in 1205 (1).

Francis Blomefield's writings support this ancient lineage claim, stating that "that "John Coke was lord of Dodington, in the 9th of Edward II [1316]" (2).

Holkham Estate used to be much larger (44,000 acres in 1880s) and used to own Scolts Head Island (3). The estate only acquired its current holdings around the Bunrhams in 1922 (5), including Burnham Overy Creek (6). The previous owner is unknown.

Sir Edward Coke, the famous jurist who helped establish the family, was born at Burwell Hall in Mileham (4)

(1) https://ia800906.us.archive.org/24/items/cokeofnorfolkhis01stir/cokeofnorfolkhis01stir.pdf
(2) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol9/pp231-244#h3-0002
(3) https://research.ncl.ac.uk/commons/case-studies/norfolk/BrancasterQualitativeAnalysis.pdf
(4) https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-61957314
(5) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12917037/Locals-uprising-against-Lord-Manor-Stately-home-Holkham-Hall-centre-bitter-row-Norfolk-villagers-claim-owner-Earl-Leicester-unfairly-took-3-000-acres-public-land.html?ito=amp_whatsapp_share-top
(6) https://boht.info/#:~:text=Governance,for%20%C2%A310%20a%20year.
Available information indicates the Cokes have been members of the English / Norfolk landed aristocracy since at least 1205 - with the present Earl of Leciester descended from one William Coke of Dodington (Diddlington), who held the lordship of South Burgh in 1205 (1).

Francis Blomefield's writings support this ancient lineage claim, stating that "that "John Coke was lord of Dodington, in the 9th of Edward II [1316]" (2).

(1) https://ia800906.us.archive.org/24/items/cokeofnorfolkhis01stir/cokeofnorfolkhis01stir.pdf
(2) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol9/pp231-244#h3-0002
9,495.562.52%
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4Ministry of DefenceMinistry of DefenceGovernmentGovernmentLink to relevant website webpage9,784.0824,176.961.78%FOI Request2,069.860.55%
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5Sandringham EstateKing Charles III (b.1948) and the Royal FamilyPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage8,127.2120,082.741.48%Land Registry Data (2021)172Bought by Royal Family in 1852 - https://sandringhamestate.co.uk/histor20,082.745.32%
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6Norfolk County Council LandholdingsNorfolk County CouncilGovernmentGovernmentLink to relevant website webpage6,795.6016,792.271.24%Norfolk Inspire and Open Data

http://maps.norfolk.gov.uk/inspire/
Not fully accurate - includes both freehold and leased land.

Norfolk County Council's Farm Estate lands total 16,100 acres. This is largely owned freehold.

WON has analyzed how much the land the council may own, see link below (1)

(1) https://www.whoownsnorfolk.org/post/how-much-land-is-owned-by-norfolk-county-council
9,064.902.40%
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7National TrustNational TrustCharity/NGOCharity/NGOLink to relevant website webpage6,431.0015,891.321.17%Manually mapped from website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/follow-the-history-of-our-places-with-land-map3,186.300.84%
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8Albanwise Estates Count Padulli di Vighignolo (b. 1955)Private LandownerModern International Super RichLink to relevant website webpage5,690.0014,060.271.04%Section 31(6) - 201932Barton Bendish hall was bought in 1992 (1). In 1996, Luca Padulli was also a director of a range of other holdings, including Saxlingham Farms Ltd, suggesting this estate had already been bought by this time (see Companies House filings)

(1) https://bartonbendishparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk/2015/06/30/a-brief-history-of-the-parish/
Including:
- Rugg's Hall Farm
- Felmingham
- the Barton Bendish Estate, near Kings Lynn;
- the Saxlingham and Gunthorpe Estates, near Holt
- The Hackford and Bawdeswell Estate (including Hackford Hall) near Reepham
- Dunham Lodge near Little Dunham
- Kempstone Lodge Farm near Beeston
- Wimbotsham land holdings: 1,215 acres
- Manor Farm, Crimplesham (near Dereham Market): 590 acres
Wimbotsham holdings: 1,215 acres6,412.121.70%
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9West Acre EstateAlexander Birkbeck (b. 1979)Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle Gentry - Birkbeck GentryLink to relevant website webpage3,581.968,851.200.65%Land Registry Data (2019)126Bought by Birkbeck family in 1898 - https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/a0390ce5-c5d1-4cf7-a479-67b546bf36c4The first confirmed instance of the Birkbecks joining the landed gentry occurred in 1842, when one inherited the Stoke Holy Cross estate. The Settle Birkbecks built Anley Hall in 1818 and this was presumably attached to a landed estate (1) - they are therefore middle gentry.

(1) https://www.thedicamillo.com/house/anley-house/
8,851.202.35%
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10Norfolk Wildlife TrustNorfolk Widlife TrustCharity/NGOCharity/NGOLink to relevant website webpage3,430.938,477.990.62%Website: https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves1,576.000.42%
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11Eaubrink Farms GmbhBernhard Reemtsma, b. 1965 Private LandownerModern International Super RichLink to relevant website webpage3,394.718,388.500.62%Who Owns England - 'Who Owns Our Carbon?' Report: https://whoownsengland.org/2021/11/15/who-owns-our-carbon/ 56Companies House suggests 2004 (c. 20 years) (1); Hermann-Hinrich Reemtsma, father of Bernhard Reemtsma, bought a farm in the east of England in 1968 (2), which may have been one of the Eaubrink farms.

(1) Companies House
(2) https://www.hermann-reemtsma-stiftung.de/hermann-hinrich-reemtsma/
German-registered farming company. Owned since 2004 (c. 20 years).

Owner may be part of the Reemtsma family - who founded the self-named cigarette brand (1). A Bernhard Reemtsma of this family was also born in 1965, to a father who was also a farmer and who had bought a farm in the East of England (2).

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reemtsma
(2) https://www.hermann-reemtsma-stiftung.de/hermann-hinrich-reemtsma/
8,388.502.22%
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12Sennowe Park Estate
Charles Temple-Richards, descendant of the travel agent Thomas Albert Cook
Private LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage3,355.198,290.840.61%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2016126Bought by Cook family in 1898 (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sennowe_Hall
Estate could in reality be 8,000 acres (1).

Water friendly farming practices implemented on the estate (2).

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/21113290.norfolk-estate-saves-switching-single-tractor-fleet/
(2) https://norfolkriverstrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sennowe-Estate-Case-study-v5.pdf
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13South Yorkshire Pension AuthoritySouth Yorkshire Pension AuthorityCorporateCorporateLink to relevant website webpage3,261.328,058.880.59%Who Owns England - 'Who Owns Our Carbon?' Report: https://whoownsengland.org/2021/11/15/who-owns-our-carbon/ 44Online sources indicate the SYPA acquired Norfolk land in the 80s (1)

(1) https://walderseyfarms.co.uk/
Landholdings managed by Waldersley Farms Ltd - website available online (1)

(1) https://walderseyfarms.co.uk/
8,058.882.14%
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14South Pickenham Estate Tan Sri Arumugam - Malaysian Tycoon and Billionaire Private LandownerModern International Super RichLink to relevant website webpage3,016.007,452.690.55%Section 31 Depositions (2013); Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2016 Management Areas (England) (2021): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.611013%2C0.733443%2C12.9429Owned since mid-90s (1)

(1) https://www.thedicamillo.com/house/pickenham-hall/
(2) https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2022/apr/19/talking-horses-shadwell-shrinkage-suggests-horse-racing-entering-a-new-era
Owner linked to the Pergau dam affair: https://theecologist.org/2017/aug/04/wealthy-farm-subsidy-recipients-historic-links-massive-aid-scandal
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15Shadwell Estate / Nunnery StudDubai Royal Family (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)Private LandownerModern International Super RichLink to relevant website webpage2,526.006,241.870.46%Section 31(6) Depositions - 1998. Present size and owner corroborated by estate website: https://shadwellstud.com/news/estate-manager-sarah-exton-tells-us-all-about-her-role/#:~:text=Shadwell%20Estate%20is%20a%20large,approximately%2010%25%20of%20that%20area.40Owned since 1984 (1)

(1) Website: https://shadwellstud.com/about-us/

Various sources indicate Shadwell Races have been looking to slim down their operations following the death of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2021 (2) (3)

(2) https://www.skysports.com/racing/news/12040/12482332/manchester-city-owners-in-shadwell-estate-company-talks
(3) https://www.racingpost.com/news/shadwell-to-sell-substantial-number-of-horses-as-part-of-restructuring-ae9Zi5C97jQf/
Size corroborated by online sources: https://shadwellstud.com/news/estate-manager-sarah-exton-tells-us-all-about-her-role/#:~:text=Shadwell%20Estate%20is%20a%20large,approximately%2010%25%20of%20that%20area.
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16The Sisini Estate (including Tharros Limited and Bithia Limited)Francesco Baggi Sisini (b. 1949)Private LandownerModern International Super RichLink to relevant website webpage2,502.006,182.570.46%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (2022 update) (1); Land Registry Titles for Woodrising Estate; Section 31(6) Depositions for Wormegay

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.299
31Tharros Limited Ltd registered a property charge for Wormegay in 1993 (1) - this may have been when Park Farm Wormegay, or the Wormegay Estate, may have been purchased by Francesco Baggi Sasini.

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/02776918/charges
Includes Tharros Ltd (Park Farm Wormegay), Bithia Ltd (Saham Grove Farm and Saham Grove Hall, apparently bought in 2010) and most of the Woodrising Estate (bought in 2018 for GBP 17 million, previously owned by the Earl of Verulam).

Francesco Baggi Sisini does not have a clear public profile. He appears to be a shareholder in an Italian investment firm, Tamburi Investments (1). He is apparently the owner of an Italian periodical magazine titled 'Settimana Enigmistica' and his date of birth in this article matches that stated on Companies House for both Tharros Ltd and Bithia Ltd (2). La Settima Enigmastica was founded by one Giorgio Sisini, purportedly a Sicilian count (3). Francesco Sisini is apparently Giorgio's nephew (4). He appears to be involved in real estate investment activities (5).

The Wormegay Estate appears to have been owned at the start of the 1800s and in 1845 by the Lee Warner family, who also owned Walsingham Abbey Estate (6) (7) (8).

(1) https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/TAMBURI-INVESTMENT-PARTNE-165255/company/
(2) https://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/francesco-maria-giorgino-baggi-sisini-1949-milano-AEFzGZcB
(3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Settimana_Enigmistica
(4) https://www.tag43.it/baggi-sisini-cavaliere-del-lavoro-la-settimana-enigmistica-storia/
(5) https://www.auraree.com/italy/real-estate-news/bulgari-loro-piana-partners-buaron/
(6) https://nrocatalogue.norfolk.gov.uk/index.php/wormegay-receipts
(7) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Wormegay/White1845
(8) https://nrocatalogue.norfolk.gov.uk/index.php/mr-warners-case-for-the-drainage-of-his-wormegay-estate-and-related-paper-with-transcripts
2,280.000.60%
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17Le Strange Estate - HunstantonGeorge Meakin Le Strange (b. 1940)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage2,498.006,172.680.45%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2005937Le Strange family may be direct descendants of the fitz Herlewin de Hunstanton (le Brun) family, who were likely granted lands at Hunstanton during the reign of William the Conqueror (1066 - 1087) (1). The fitz Herlewin family are listed as lords of the Hunstanton Manor in the Open Domesday resource (2). Corroborated by the Topographical History of Hunstanton, which states that the Le Strange family succeeded the le Brun family (3). Corroborated by other sources (4).

(1) https://www.geni.com/people/Matilda-de-Hunstanton/6000000006906634529
(2) https://opendomesday.org/place/TF6841/hunstanton/
(3) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol10/pp312-328
(4) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hunstanton-1#_note-1
http://www.stillman.org/hamo1840.htm6,172.681.64%
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18Thelveton Hall EstateSir Rupert Mann, 3rd Baronet (b. 1945)Private LandownerLate GentryLink to relevant website webpage2,343.005,789.670.43%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.29
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(1) https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?MNF11035-Thelveton-Hall&Index=10292&RecordCount=57339&SessionID=c11b7db5-7b2e-420f-87bc-9d9a8be2f802
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19RSPBRSPBCharity/NGOCharity/NGOLink to relevant website webpage2,204.005,446.190.40%Website: https://opendata-rspb.opendata.arcgis.com/1,477.000.39%
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20Raveningham EstateSir Nicholas Bacon, 14th and 15th Baronet (b. 1953)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage2,140.535,289.360.39%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (Updated May 2021): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.00704Potentially owned by same family line since 1320. Originally owned by De Castello family since 1320 (1), passing to the Bacon family when Mary Castell married Edmund Bacon (4th Baronet) in 1713 (2). It passed to the Bacon/Castell family line with the 8th/9th Baronet (3).

(1) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol8/pp45-56
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Edmund_Bacon,_4th_Baronet,_of_Mildenhall
(3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacon_baronets
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21Narford Hall Estate (including Narstate Ltd)Charles Fountaine (b. 1989) and the Fountaine family via various family trustsPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage2,116.005,228.740.39%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2017; Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2016 Management Areas - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.660580%2C0.746977%2C11.78674Owned by Fountaine family since the 1300s (1)

(1) https://www.klmagazine.co.uk/articles/narford-hall
Previously owned by Andrew Fountaine (1918 - 1997) - a prominent member of the British far right (1). The estate appears to have passed to his son, Charles Andrew Fountaine (2). Charles Andrew Fountaine, b. 1953 (3) appears to have died in 2005 (4). A different Charles Fountaine, b. 1989, is now resident at Narford Hall (5). This is presumed to be the 1953 Charles Fountaine's eldest son.

Marcus Fairfax Fountaine, b. 1990 and also registered at Narford Hall, founded the successful Fairfax & Favor shoewear brand (6).

A useful family history is available on Flickr (7). A company called Narstate Ltd is shown to farm land on the eastern side of the estate. The land farmed by Narstate is owned by Rosemary Fountaine, the deceased wife of the deceased Andrew (Douglas Algernon MacLean) Fountaine (8). The owner of Narsate Ltd is one Nigel Dodds, who is listed as an executor of Andrew Fountaine (8). The land registry titles indicate that the land is under 'care of Kenneth Bush' solicitors. Nigel Dodds appears to be a solicitor at Kenneth Bush solicityors (9) (10).

Rosemary Fountaine (b. 1931, d. 1913) was Andrew Fountaine's 2nd wife and is not the mother of the 1953 Charles Fountaine (11). It is unclear whether this part of the estate is now owned by Rosemary's son or has reverted to the larger estate.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Fountaine
(2) https://www.nga.gov/collection/provenance-info.8976.html#biography
(3) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/yywH2X39e_qo1T_ezcUwVGHNVyM/appointments
(4) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-58160-849
(5) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/lmYH5uvqvHgZqIY8uVGR7OhZNjM/appointments
(6) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/goPFJh4mvyCTns-JlZDzNMlnnuA/appointments
(7) https://www.flickr.com/photos/norfolkodyssey/28947924676
(8) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/L-55237-136
(9) http://www.goodlawyerguide.co.uk/lawyers/search/suing/KING'S%20LYNN,%20NORFOLK
(10) https://democracy.west-norfolk.gov.uk/modgov/Data/Licensing%20Committee/20090507/Agenda/Minutes%201.30pm.pdf
(11) https://www.nga.gov/collection/provenance-info.8976.html#biography
Historic gentry: 'John de Fonte, called also often, De Fontibus De Salle, who lived in the latter end of Henry the Third's time (1216 - 1220), was much in favour with Roger Bigot Earl of Norfolk, of whose gift he had divers lands at Briston in Norfolk.' (1)

(1) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol6/pp229-239
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22Barwick Hall Farms (including various farms across Norfolk)
Melton Harrold (b. 1964)
Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage2,090.005,164.490.38%Section 31(6) Depositions - 201869Barwick Hall Farm sold in 1955 (1), presumably to the Harrold family. Part of Melton Constable estate sold to George Harrold, who appears to be Melton Harrold;s father, in 1959 (2).Barwick Hall Farm sold in 1955 (1), presumably to the Harrold family. Part of Melton Constable estate sold to G W Harrold, who was Melton Harrold's father, in 1959 (2) (4).

Barwick may have been owned by the Gay gentry family of Norfolk (3).

Melton is a brother of the Winston Harrold who owns Nethergate Farm near Guestwick (4) (5) and is a cousin of Christopher Herbert Harrold, who farms at Docking Farm in Oulton and is a tenant on the Blickling Estate (4) (6).

Given Christopher Harrold's (Melton Harrold's cousin) father is described as a third generation farmer (6) this would make Melton a 4th generation farmer.

Geoffrey William Harrold appears top have gone on a buying spree during the 40s and 50s, buying several country houses and estates including Thurning Hall in 1947 (7) and Melton Constable Hall in 1959 (8).

(1) https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/2d1c24e6-a097-4923-8490-d5f7778eb33c
(2) https://nrocatalogue.norfolk.gov.uk/index.php/the-beeches-part-of-melton-constable-estate-purchased-by-g-w-harrold
(3) https://nrocatalogue.norfolk.gov.uk/barwick-estate-sale-particular-and-papers-re-purchase-john-gay
(4) https://vlex.co.uk/vid/execs-of-harrold-dec-806821565
(5) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/21099816.video-norfolks-singing-farmer-sings-last-tune/
(6) https://www.efharrold.co.uk/about-us/
(7) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/20769016.couple-hit-possible-delay-expanding-wedding-venue-business/
(8) https://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/2016/06/219-astley-of-melton-constable-and.html
Includes Holly Heath Farm, at Corpusty (600 acres)2,290.000.61%
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23Walsingham EstateWilliam John Clovis Meath Baker, b. 1959 and wife Elizabeth Meath Baker, b. 1959

William is a descendent of the Gurney family via his mother, Priscilla Meath Baker (nee Gurney)
Private LandownerAristocracy - Old Gentry - Gurney GentryLink to relevant website webpage2,072.785,121.940.38%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.29

Land Registry Title names (2021)
103The house was sold to the Gurney family in 1921 (1)

(1) https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?MNF63269-Abbey-House-Walsingham&Index=54849&RecordCount=57338&SessionID=9877ea0a-de61-44d6-9c6c-ee7ccd8f3e3d
Size corroborated by DiCamillo, 'Garden & Outbuildings: 'As of 2019, the Walsingham Estate spans 5,200 acres.' (1). Size corroborated by other online sources (2).

Estate bought by the Lee Warners in 1650 (3). it was owned by one Rev. Daniel Henry Lee Warner (1775 - 1858), who inherited Walsingham Estate in 1835 (4)(4.2). Daniel Lee Warner also owned the Wormegay Estate in 1845 (5). Rev. Canon Henry James Lee-Warner, b. 1802 and d. 1885, appeared to own Thorpland Hall and Walsingham Estate in 1883 (6). In 1921, Australia based George Lee Warner sold Walsingham Estate to one John Gurney, who was married to a relative (7).

Walsingham Estate appears to have been inherited by the family of the younger brother of the 1775 - 1858 Daniel Henry Lee Warner (9). Why primogeniture was not applied is not known, but the 1775 - 1858 Daniel Henry lee Warner also owned an estate at Tyberton Court in Herefordshire (8) and his grandson was in posession of this estate in 1911 (8). This suggests the descendents of the 1775 - 1858 Daniel Henry Lee Warner took Tyberton Court, whilst his younger brother (the 1777 - 1834 Rev. James Lee Warner (10)) took Walsingham Abbey. One Henry James Lee Warner was in possession of Walsingham Estate in 1883 (3)., assumed to be the 1802 - 1885 Rev. Henry James Lee Warner (11). His son, the 1836 - 1918 Rev. James Lee Warner appears to have owned the estate, whilst his son was called George Lee Warner, who was born in 1875 (9). We know from the 'Norfolk Landowners Since 1880' book that the Lee Warner who sold Walsingham in 1921 was called George.

(1) https://www.thedicamillo.com/house/walsingham-abbey/?search_ref=39ff26032ac56480b9596582ea87861e
(2) https://www.caav.org.uk/jobs/savills-north-norfolk-estate-manager
(3) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Walsingham_Little/White1883
(4) https://www.flickr.com/photos/52219527@N00/50205731107
(4.2) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Walsingham_Little/White1845
(5) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Wormegay/White1845
(6) https://www.thepeerage.com/p19685.htm#i196843
(7) Norfolk Landowners Since 1880, Pam Barnes, 1993, p. 76
(8) https://herefordshirepast.co.uk/buildings/tyberton-court/
(9) https://archive.org/stream/armorialfamilies02infoxd/armorialfamilies02infoxd_djvu.txt
(10) http://www.thepeerage.com/p71146.htm#i711455
(11) http://www.thepeerage.com/p19685.htm#i196843
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24Trafford Estate / Wroxham Home FarmMichael Trafford, b. 1953Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage2,060.005,090.360.37%Section 31 Depositions (2002);

Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2021 Management Areas (England): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.819105%2C0.747212%2C11.86
213Owned since 1811 (1)

(1) https://wroxhamhomefarms.co.uk/about/
Old Gentry link:
The Trafford family of Wroxham Hall are the descendants of Sir Clement Boehm Trafford (1762 - 1838), who owned Dunton Hall in Lincolnshire (1). Sir Clement Boehm was the nephew of one Sigismund Trafford (1643 - 1723), who owned Dunton Hall - the Boehm's took the surname Trafford in order to inherit his estates (2). Sigismund Trafford (b. 1643) was reportedly descended from the ancient Trafford landowning family from Lancashire, though via a younger son branch - his immediate ancestors were London merchants (3). A history of the Traffords is available online (4).


(1) http://www.racns.co.uk/sculptures.asp?action=getsurvey&id=861

(2) https://essexandsuffolksurnames.co.uk/history/the-cardinall-family/who-was-esther-cardinall/

(3) https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/trafford-sigismund-1643-1723

(4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Trafford_baronets
Descended from Lincolnshire Gentry: see here: https://wroxhamhistory.wordpress.com/wroxhams-gothic-masterpiece/

Also see: https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1660-1690/member/trafford-sigismund-1643-1723
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25Raynham Hall Estate Charles Townshend, 8th Marquess Townshend, b. 1945Private LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,998.474,938.320.36%Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2021 Management Areas (England): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.819105%2C0.747212%2C11.86

Guns On Pegs: https://www.gunsonpegs.com/dbfiles/advertisers/3983/The_Raynham_Estate_Sporting_Rights_A3.pdf
874Townshend family has owned land at Raynham since the 12th Century (1).

(1) https://www.raynham.co.uk/raynham-estate-history-family-farming/family/
Publicly available materials say the estate is 5,500 acres - https://experienceluxury.co/viscount-tom-raynham-future-agriculture/

1,000 acres sold in 2012 (1). Prior to the sale, the estate was 6,000 acres (2). When the 7th Marquess Townshend inherited his title and estates in 1921, aged 5, the estate was 18,000 acres in size (2).

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/21101265.farming-family-buys-1-000-acres-norfolk-arable-8m/
(2) https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/business/21761236.large-block-land-marquess-townshends-raynham-estate-goes-market/
28
26Somerleyton EstateHugh Crossley, 4th Baron SomerleytonPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Middle PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,972.094,873.130.36%Section 31(6) Depositions (2011)161Bought by the Crossley family in 1863 (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerleyton_Hall
Crossleys made their money mahufacturing carpets in the 1800s (1). First estate bought in 1863 and title of Baron Somerleyton granted in 1916 (2) - landowner categorised as Modern Perrage.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Crossley.
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Somerleyton
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27The Astley Estate (Swanton Novers)Delaval Astley, 23rd Baron HastingsPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,930.004,769.130.35%Section 31(6) Depositions (2021)835Land owned since 1189 at the latest.

Land at Melton Constable was originally owned by Peter Constable in the reign of King Henry II (1154 - 1189) (1). These lands passed to the Astley family via the female line in the 13th Century (2).

(1) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol9/pp415-426
(2) https://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/2016/06/219-astley-of-melton-constable-and.html
30
28Robinson Farms (Lugden Farm Docking)Robinson FamilyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,889.004,667.810.34%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2020 and Land Registry Title Teeds4,667.811.24%
31
29Lexham Hall EstateFoster familyPrivate LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage1,889.004,667.810.34%Section 31 Depositions (2011, 2013)
Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.299
78c. 75 years, since 1946 (1)

(1) https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Lexham_Hall

The Foster family generated their wealth via copper mines in Australia and bought Lexham Hall Estate in 1946 (source - local knowledge).
32
30Stow Bardolph Hall EstateDaughter of Sir Thomas Hare, 5th BaronetPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,821.854,501.880.33%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) -https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.29471c. 500 years - since 1553 (1)
Notes

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_baronets
Old Gentry: owned by daughter of Sir Thomas Hare, 5th Baronet. The Hares have owned the Stow Bardolph Estate for nearly 500 years and they are therefore considered pre-industrial landed elite. The dynasty's success dates to Nicholas Hare, an MP, later Speaker of the House of Commons and Master of the Rolls (1)4,501.881.19%
33
31Houghton EstateDavid Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of CholmondeleyPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,791.694,427.360.33%Who Owns England - https://whoownsengland.org/2017/08/13/the-marquesses-and-their-100000-acres/924Lands at Houghton potentially owned by the Walpole family since the reign of King Henry I (the son of William the Conqueror, who reigned from 1100 - 1135) - see p. 133 of https://www.gutenberg.org/files/62365/62365-h/62365-h.htm

Via the Walpole family, the current Cholmondeley owners appear to be direct descendants of the family that owned lands at Houghton during the reign of the William the Conqueror (the De Haveltons) - https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/walpole/138/

Estate inherited by the Cholmondeley family in 1797 due to intermarriage with the Walpole family - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houghton_Hall
Historic details of the estate available here (1). While this records indicate the estate owned "Gurney's Manor" in Harpley, this refers to an estate that was previously owned by the Gurney's (2).

(1) https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/lists/GB-2477-Cholmondeley.htm
(2) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol8/pp452-459#h3-0002
4,427.361.17%
34
32Crown Point Estate (Bixley Manor)James Colmanm, b. 1962 (Descendants of Colman mustard family)Private LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,790.004,423.180.33%Section 31 Depositions (2001); Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.299152Owned by Colman family since 1872 (1)

(1) https://www.crownpointestate.co.uk/
35
33Cockley Cley Hall Estate
Sir Samuel Roberts, 4th Baronet
Private LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,773.004,381.170.32%Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2016 Management Areas (England) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.2998Owned since 1926 (1)

(1) https://www.thedicamillo.com/house/cockley-cley-hall/
Roberts baronets appear to be descendents of the Sheffield manufacturer Samuel Roberts (1) (1763 - 1848), himself the descendent of a manufacturing family.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Samuel_Roberts,_1st_Baronet
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34Hilborough Estate William van CutsemPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,765.774,363.310.32%Section 31(6) Depositions - 201734Bought by Hugh van Cutsem in the 1990s (1)

(1) https://www.visiteastofengland.com/attraction_activity/hilborough
van Cutsem family has close connections to the royal family, and also owns the Mossdale Estate in the Yorkshire Dales (1)

(1) https://raptorpersecutionuk.org/2022/05/08/van-cutsems-hilborough-estate-in-norfolk-at-centre-of-police-investigation-into-alleged-raptor-persecution/
Old Gentry: Van Cutsems said to originate from Dutch aristocracy and also intermarried with the Norfolk Trafford gentry family (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_van_Cutsem
37
35Stody Estate (including Blue Tile Farm and Grange Farm)Charles MacNicol (b. 1980)Private LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,726.884,267.210.31%Section 31(6) Depositions - 201983Bought by current family in 1941 (1).

Party held by MacNicol family featured in Tatler in 2013 (2)

(1) https://www.stodyestate.co.uk/gardenhistory
(2) https://www.tatler.com/gallery/charlie-macnicol-21st-birthday
38
36Beckhithe Farms Ltd (Reedham Hall Farm)Barry Brooks (b. 1946)Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,680.004,151.360.31%Land registry titles; Section 31(6) Depositions (2012); Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) -https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.29927Marshes at Halvergate bought in 1987; Hall Farm Reedham bought in 1997 (1)

(1) http://www.beckhithefarms.co.uk/about-us.html
39
37Salle Park EstateSir John White, 4th BaronetPrivate LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,679.774,150.800.31%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) -https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.299134Owned since 1890 (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salle_Park
White baronets made their fortune via the Timothy Whites pharmacist chain in the Victorian era (1). It appears that when he bought Salle Park Estate in 1890, this was the family's first acquisition of an estate, meaning they are defined as Modern Gentry.

(1) https://buildingourpast.com/2020/06/03/timothy-whites/
40
38R G Carter FarmsCarter family (of the construction company R G Carter)Private landownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage1,669.794,126.130.30%Section 31(6) - 200532Includes the Letheringsett Estate (bought in 1992) (1) and Cradle Hall Farm (near Bunrham Market).

Crade Hall Farm was bought in 2021 for £10,468,000 (source: Land Registry title)

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/21162572.historic-letheringsett-venue-set-centenary-celebrations/
Owning family generated its wealth via R G Carter, a successful Norfolk construction company6170.16%
41
39Kilverstone Hall EstatePatrick Vavasseur Fisher, 4th Baron FisherPrivate LandownerModern PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,650.004,077.230.30%Section 31(6) Depositions - 1998116Passed via adoption from rich industrlalist Josiah Vavasseur to Cecil Fisher, later 2nd Baron Fisher, in 1908 (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josiah_Vavasseur
The Kilverstone Estate now includes the Wretham Estate to the north - it is unclear when this was acquired.

KIlestone Estate proper - approx. 2,500 acres

Wretham Estate - approx. 1,500 acres
42
40Leicester Farm - Massingham (including Tythe Farm, Weasenham and Coxford Abbey Partners, Coxford) Brun familyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,630.004,027.810.30%Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2016 Management Areas (England) -https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.29978Tythe Farm Ltd first incorporated in 1946. Leicester Farm bought in the 1960s (see Companies House filings)Land registry titles suggest the Bruns of Leicester Farm are relatives of the Brun family who own the Hall and Church Farm in Fring.

Owned via ORMAN (CARROLLS FARM) LIMITED and Tythe Farm Ltd
4,027.811.07%
43
41Ken Hill EstateBuscall familyPrivate LandownerLate GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,605.003,966.040.29%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2011147Since 1877 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Edward_Green,_1st_BaronetHistory available here:

(1) https://norfolkrecordofficeblog.org/2019/04/16/legal-battles-prison-sentences-and-requests-for-prayers-the-stories-of-the-owners-and-occupiers-of-snettisham-farm/
The current family who own Ken Hill, the Buscalls, are descendants of the Green Baronets (1). The 1st Baronet was Edward Green, whose family made their fortune as ironmasters and industrialists during the Industrial Revolution. He bought Ken Hill Estate in 1877 (2).
(1) http://www.thepeerage.com/p42593.htm
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Edward_Green,_1st_Baronet
3,966.041.05%
44
42Barningham Estate and Winter Thomas Julien Radcliffe Courtauld - son of Theresa Mott-Radclyffe (b. 1969)Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,552.003,835.070.28%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2010 - 2013239Bought by Mott family (ancestors of current owners) in 1785 (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barningham_Hall
Current owned by Thomas Courtauld, who is the son of Theresa Mott-Radclyffe (1). The estate was bought by the Mott-Radclyffes in 1785. Thomas Courtauld is descended from the famous Courtauld family of industrialists (2). He is related but not descended from the Samuel Courtauld who founded the Courtauld gallery of art.

(1) https://jamiesonpropertysearch.co.uk/getting-closer-to-the-great-houses-of-norfolk/
(2) https://www.thepeerage.com/p34232.htm#i342318

Other:
https://britishlei.co.uk/detailed-information/178081/213800Z38FWVNQ6YC230/sir-charles-mott-radclyffe-will-trust/

http://www.hempstead-norfolk.co.uk/farms.html
45
43Hall Farm, Fincham (Maurice Mason Ltd)Hugh Mason, b 1964Private LandownerFarmer - Potential Gentry LinkLink to relevant website webpage1,485.003,669.510.27%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2019; Countryside Stewardship Management Areas - 2023 (1); Companies House Charges

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.299
34Includes various farms across West Norfolk.

Current owner Hugh Mason appears to be the son of Leonard Maurice Mason, a successful farmer who owned 6,000 acres across Norfolk (1) (2) (3).

Fincham Hall sold in 2017, presumably from the Masons.

A Mason family were local gentry and owned Necton Hall Estate - however, a link has not been established by Who Owns Norfolk.

Based on Companies House filings for Maurice Mason Ltd and Congham Farms Ltd, it appears that the Masons who own these property holdings are related. Another linked Mason family was a tenant farmer at Barmer Hall Farm.

Website says the farm's actual size is 5,000 acres (3).

(1) https://norfolktalesmyths.com/2020/06/03/fincham-and-maurice-mason/
(2) http://www.visitoruk.com/KingsLynn/fincham-C592-V27714.html#
(3) https://mrhughs.co.uk/about/our-story/
3,669.510.97%
46
44Quidenham EstateJohn Watts Baker (b. 1951) and Peter Watts Baker (b. 1955)Private LandownerUnknown - Assumed FarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,400.003,459.470.25%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2023239Section 31(6) depositions indicate it has been owned by the Watts Bakers since 1990. Very limited information on who the Watts Bakers are. On Companies House they are both registered to farms in Monmouth, Wales (1).

The estate was bought by the Keppel (Earl of Albemarle) family in 1800, and the hall was sold in 1948 (2). It is unclear what happened to the Estate between 1948 and 1990, when the Watts Bakers acquired it.

The estate was 7,340 acres in 1883 (3)

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/07255021/officers
(2) https://quidenhamestateshoot.co.uk/history-of-quidenham-estate/
(3) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kmjO2vH4tcWtE2YYokvSJAnsE3_O88l2PepAzz_WgLI/edit#gid=0
47
45The Lombe Estate (Marlingford)Evans-Lombe FamilyPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,380.003,410.050.25%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2013311Lands at Melton owned since 1713 (1)

(1) https://d3hgrlq6yacptf.cloudfront.net/5f19c51d8f523/content/pages/documents/1579974828.pdf
Lombe family owned the 8,150 acre Bylaugh Hall Estate (near Dereham) until 1917, when it was sold and broken up (1).

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bylaugh_Hall
48
46Woodbastwick EstateHenry Greville Cator, b. 1956Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,348.003,330.980.25%Various sources, including Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas (2023) (1); Anna Powell Smith's Farm Payments Map (2) and other online sources.

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.299
(2) https://farmpayments.anna.ps/
217
c. 200 years.

Woodbastick Hall bought by Cator family in 1807 (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbastwick_Hall
Cators bought Salhouse Hall Farm in 1956, selling Salhouse Hall in 2018 (1).

The Cators own Salhouse Broad (2).

Sources indicate the estate could be 3,500 acres in size (3)

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/lifestyle/20812003.hidden-away-mansion-norfolk-broads-revived-decade-neglect/
(2) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/20774231.cafe-serving-barista-style-coffee-homemade-cakes-opens-norfolk-broad/
(3)
Cators are descended from a successful timber merchant, John Cator, who reportedly made 1 million pounds in the 1770s (1). This is apparently worth over 200 million pounds in 2023 terms.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cator
49
47Ryston Hall EstateMembers of the Pratt family, probably Sarah Pratt (wife of the former deceased owner, Piers Pratt)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,340.003,311.210.24%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2012/13/16504Ryston Hall Estate owned since 1520, according to the EDP (1).

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/21053310.piers-pratt-former-norfolk-cla-chairman-custodian-family-estate-dating-1520s/
Owned via various trusts. Oirigns of the Pratt family are hard to determine. Members of Pratt family granted slave compensation for an estate in St Kitts as a trustee for another man (1). Unclear what the ultimate slavery link is.

Piers Pratt, then owner, died in 2014 (2). The estate now appears to be owned by his wife Sarah or their daughter Louisa (according to posts on their Facebook page).

(1) https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/25711/
(2) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/21053310.piers-pratt-former-norfolk-cla-chairman-custodian-family-estate-dating-1520s/
Old Gentry - estate owned before 1600. 3,311.210.88%
50
48GC Field & Sons LtdField familyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,328.003,281.550.24%Who Owns England - 'Who Owns Our Carbon?' Report: https://whoownsengland.org/2021/11/15/who-owns-our-carbon/ 3,281.550.87%
51
49Charles Wharton Ltd - Winsford Hall FarmsMr Edward Charles Wharton, b. 1966Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,317.393,255.340.24%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2022119Whartons appear to have been farming in Mautby since 1905 (1)

(1) http://www.whartonfamilyhistory.co.uk/getperson.php?personID=I3780&tree=tree1
WWII film, filmed in 1942, is available on the UEA website (1)

(1) http://eafa.org.uk/work/?id=1425
52
50Gayton Hall EstateJulian Marsham, 8th Earl of RomneyPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,304.763,224.130.24%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2012133Bought in 1891

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayton_Hall
Several sources indicate the Earls of Romney are descended from the Marsham gentry family of Stratton Strawless (1) (2), who owned Stratton Strawless Hall and estate from the 14th to the end of the 19th centuries (3). This means the Earls of Romney have an ancient lineage - and are therefore part of the Old Peerage.

(1) https://www.thepeerage.com/p68485.htm#i684842
(2) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol6/pp330-340
(3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratton_Strawless
On 29 July 1742, the 2nd Baron Romney married Priscilla Pym (1724–1771), daughter of Charles Pym of Saint Kitts, from whom Lord Romney inherited slave estates in Saint Kitts (1).

(1) https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146662549
3,224.130.85%
53
51Hardingham Hall EstateHenry Edwards (b. 1941)Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,270.003,138.230.23%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2019198Owned by Edwards family since 1826 (1)

(1) https://www.hardinghamfarms.co.uk/
The Edwards of Hardingham appear to be descended from the Edwards of Wisbech (1). it is unclear if the Edwards of Wisbech were landowners / gentry. An Edwards had a landed interest in the Wsibech hundred in 1541, but it is unclear what this interest was (2)

(1) https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/ee/edwards05.php
(2) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/cambs/vol4/pp186-197
54
52Honingham Thorpe FarmsIan James Alston (b.1955)Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,157.002,859.000.21%Farm Payments for Environmental Stewardship (2017) - https://farmpayments.anna.ps - Honingham Thorpe Farms

Companies House contains charges associated with the purchase of the Colton estate starting in 1993 - https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/02627934/charges

Section 31(6) Depositions - 2021 indicates the land at Ringland Estate (Ebony Holdings Ltd) purchased in 2021
74Honingham Thorpe Farms owned by the Ralston family in thr 1950s, when it was just 400 acres (1)

(1) https://honinghamthorpe.co.uk/
Part or all of the Colton estate, totaling approx. 750 acres, was bought by Ian Alston starting in 1993, according to documents on Companies House (1).

The Ringland Estate, including Ebony Hall and 1,00 acres of land, was bought in 2021, according to Section 31(6) depositions.

Ownership map also confirmed online (2).

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/02627934/charges
(2) https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc/uploads/projects/TR010038/TR010038-001304-c%201%20November%202021.pdf
The Ralston family appear to have made their money in farming (1).

(1) https://honinghamthorpe.co.uk/
55
53Watlington EstateEdward Pope (b. 1978)Private LandownerLate GentryLink to relevant website webpage1,119.002,765.100.20%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2003167The Birchs (who the Popes married into) owned Watlington by 1868 (4), potentially 1857 or earlier (2).


(2) https://prestwich.org.uk/history/people/birch.html
(4) https://www.thepeerage.com/p19948.htm#i199478
Watatunga Wildlife Reserve owned by Watlington Estate.

In 1883, the estate and hall was owned by one Rev. Cannon Birch (1), a successful rector of Prestwich (2). It appears the Birches came to own land near Crimplesham and potentially the hall in the 1920s and 1930s - one Miss Birch then married a Major Pope (3), and it appears Watlington Estate passed to the Popes via this marriage. Thisis confirmed by another source - one Stephen John Pope married Ruby Birch, daughter of Constance Julia Birch, and they inherited the estate from Constance (5). Edward Pope, the present owner of Watlington, still owns land around the hall at Crimplesham, but apparently not the hall.

The Birchs owned Watlington by 1868 (4), potentially 1857 or earlier (2).

(1) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Watlington/White1883
(2) https://prestwich.org.uk/history/people/birch.html
(3) https://www.thedicamillo.com/house/crimplesham-hall/
(4) https://www.thepeerage.com/p19948.htm#i199478
(5) https://thereevestale.co.uk/Crimplesham/Birch_and_Cobb.htm
Unknown. 2,765.100.73%
56
54North Creake Estate (part of the Althorp Estate)Charles Spencer, 9th Earl SpencerPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage1,079.032,666.340.20%Section 31(6) Depositions - 1999299Owned by ancestors of Charles Spencer since the early 1700s - http://www.northcreake.org/about-us/historical-associations
Part of the Northamptonshire-based Althorp Estate.

Switched to organic farming in 2023 (1)

(1) https://www.instagram.com/karenspencer/p/Czy0mV6sMLL/?img_index=1
2,666.340.71%
57
55Lower Farm, Narborough - Queensquare Farming LtdAndrew Brownsword (b. 1947)Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage1,070.002,644.020.19%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2016299UknownQueensquare Farming Ltd owned by a trust owned by Andrew Brownsword, the entrpreneur who made money from the greetings cards publishing business (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Brownsword
58
56Shrubhill Farms LtdRidd-Jones familyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage1,058.462,615.510.19%Who Owns England - 'Who Owns Our Carbon?' Report: https://whoownsengland.org/2021/11/15/who-owns-our-carbon/ 17Ridd-Jones owner from a Devon farming family (1)

(1) https://harrowdenturf.co.uk/2016/11/18/finance-director-stuart-ridd-jones/
2,615.510.69%
59
57Foxburrow Farm (Elmham Lodge)Michael Goff (of Goff Heating Oil), b.1955Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage1,048.002,589.660.19%Companies House Charges - https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00544115/charges22Foxburrow Farm may have been bought in 2002, according to Companies House (1)

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00544115/charges/b_TwZELQJ-R8BHLsIxgYp0N960s
Michael Lee Goff (b. 1955) inherited Goff Heating Oil, a successful heating oil supplier in East Anglia (1)

(2) https://www.goffpetroleum.co.uk/about
60
58Caste Rising Estate Greville Howard, Baron Howard of Rising Private LandownerAristocracy - Old Peerage Descendant Link to relevant website webpage1,040.002,569.890.19%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2014480Lands at Castle Rising first owned by Howard family in 1544 - http://www.castle-rising-history.co.uk/summary.html2,569.890.68%
61
59Easton Estate / Honingham Hall FarmGundersen family (Danish)Private LandownerModern International BuyerLink to relevant website webpage1,000.002,471.050.18%Section 31(6) Depositions - 202016Appears to have been sold in 2008 for GBP 25 million (1)

(1) https://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/top-selling-estates-in-2008-32281
Associated with HONINGHAM AKTIESELSKAB (1)

Estate includes Honingham Hall Farm and Easton Lodge.

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/FC029158
The Gundersen family was or is prominent in the Danish tobacco market: 'Georg Gundersen is the fourth generation in the Gundersen tobacco family, who in 2008 made a fortune by selling Assens Tobaksfabrik to the Scandinavian Tobacco Group. Assens Tobaksfabrik was founded in 1864 by Georg Gundersen's great-great-grandfather, and the family thus has more than 156 years of experience in tobacco production.' (1). Family names listed in this article match those associated with the estate (2).

(1) https://finans.dk/erhverv/ECE12926926/dansk-snusfabrik-tjener-millioner-og-nu-vil-familien-saelge/
(2) https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc/uploads/projects/TR010038/TR010038-000491-D1_Brown%20%26%20Co%20for%20Honingham%20Aktieselskab%20-%20Written%20Representations%20(WRs).pdf

62
60Bawdeswel Hall Estate / The Gurloque Settlement Robert Edward Quintin Gurney (b. 1969)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old Gentry - Gurney GentryLink to relevant website webpage999.002,468.580.18%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2012; Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas (Updated 2022) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.745292%2C1.070291%2C13.57; 108Owned since 1916 (1)

(1) https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/78883430944723311/
Owner appears to also own RQ Capital (1).

Robert Gurney appears to be a beneficiary of the Gurloque Settlement, which owns various sites around Norwich (2).

the word 'Gurloque' appears to be a combination of 'Gurney' and 'Acloque'. David Acloque married into the Bawdeswell Gurney family by marrying Sarah Gurney (3), sister of the current owner, Robert Gurney (4)

(1) https://rqcapital.co.uk/
(2) https://orstedcdn.azureedge.net/-/media/www/docs/corp/uk/hornsea-project-three/application-documents/compulsory-acquisition/how0343book-of-reference.ashx?la=en&hash=2E3A76EB2BA61ECD4A1DFA17F7D9D95F9835B2BD&rev=955255dd251c4f80a8d1c9074bd3a29b
(3) https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/2020/05/david-acloque-1939-2020.html
(4) http://www.thepeerage.com/p17472.htm#i174716
Current owners are descendants of the Gurney family, a famous Norfolk banking and landowning dynasty who helped to set up the Barclays bank (1).

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurney%27s_Bank
63
61West Barsham EstateSoames family descendents of 7th Earl of Malborough by way of Winston Churchill)

Passed by marriage from the Keith family
Private LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage998.122,466.400.18%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) -https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.29124Owned since 1900, when the Keiths came down from Aberdeenshire (1)

(1) https://www.worldofinteriors.com/story/flora-soames-norfolk-home
Forbes article says estate is 3,000 acres (1).

The Keiths of West Barsham appear to be related to the Keiths of Weasenham and Hoe (2)

Details of the family history are available online, indicating before Norfolk they were Aberdeenshire landowners (3). The Keiths may have been descended from Aberdeenshire gentry (4). Another potential source is abailable online (5)

(1) https://www.forbes.com/sites/angelinavillaclarke/2023/04/20/barsham-barns-capturing-the-magic-of-north-norfolk/?sh=1d53980e2dd5
(2) https://www.geni.com/people/James-Keith/6000000027657044399
(3) https://www.worldofinteriors.com/story/flora-soames-norfolk-home
(4) http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/keith_james_8E.html
(5) https://archive.org/stream/keithgenealogyby00seav/keithgenealogyby00seav_djvu.txt
64
62Little Palgrave Hall FarmsJeremy Mason (b. 1960) - possibly related to the Mason gentry family of NectonPrivate LandownerUnknownLink to relevant website webpage997.002,463.640.18%Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2016 Management Areas: https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.761147%2C0.583202%2C13.48

Companies House: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00539484/charges
Jeremy Mason confirmed as landowner in court case, as was his father and grandfather (1)

(1) https://www.casemine.com/judgement/uk/5a8ff76f60d03e7f57eac6ca
647.000.17%
65
63Heydon Hall EstateRhona Bulwer-Long (b. 1969) - widow of Benjamin Bulwer-LongPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage996.002,461.170.18%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2018384Bought by Erasmus Earle in 1640 (1). The estate appears to have passed by inheritance to the Bulwer family following a marriage between the Earle and Bulwer families in 1756 (2). Online sources state the Buler-Long families have lived in Heydon since 1756 (3).

Confirmed by Norfolk Record Office (4)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Earle
(2) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Earle-1387
(3) https://www.networknorwich.co.uk/Articles/640213/Network_Norwich_and_Norfolk/Regional_News/North_Norfolk/Heydon_celebrates_return_of_rare_church_organ.aspx
(4) https://nrocatalogue.norfolk.gov.uk/index.php/bulwer-family-early-13th-century-20th-century-heydon-norfolk
Norfolk Record Office indicates that the Bulwer family has held land in Norfolk since the 1300s (1)

(1) https://nrocatalogue.norfolk.gov.uk/index.php/bulwer-of-heydon-family-papers
66
64Little Massingham EstateOliver Birkbeck (b. 1973)Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle Gentry - Birkbeck GentryLink to relevant website webpage975.212,409.790.18%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2005129Bought in 1800s, according to estate website (1)

(1) https://littlemassinghamhouse.com/the-estate
2,409.790.64%
67
65Norwich DioceseChurch of EnglandInstitutional LandownerInstitutionalLink to relevant website webpage966.002,387.030.18%https://beatingtheboundshome.wpcomstaging.com/2020/08/01/how-wild-can-norwich-get/148.000.04%
68
66Wicken Estate - Castle AcreAlistair Teagle Keith, b. 1984. Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage962.002,377.150.18%Website: http://thewicken.co.uk/The Hon Alastair James Keith, 1947 - 2021, son of Kenneth Keith (Baron Keith), died in 2021 (1). It is assumed his son, Alastair Teagle Keith, now owns the estate.

Map available on website (2)

(1) https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/2021/03/hon-alastair-james-keith-1947-2021.html
(1.1) legacy.com/us/obituaries/nytimes/name/alastair-keith-obituary?id=9021768
(2) http://thewicken.co.uk/location.htm
2,377.150.63%
69
67Carbrooke Hall EstateEdward Patrick Buscall, b. 1965, son of Robert (Bob) BuscallPrivate LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage949.002,345.030.17%Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas, updated Oct 2023 (1)

(1) https://naturalengland - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.817580%2C-2.432906%2C7.03
124Actual date unknown, but appears to have been bought in the lifetime of Robert Henley Buscall (1861-1929) (1). The estate appears to have been sold in 1900 (2)

(1) https://groups.google.com/g/peerage-news/c/KHC1nvLCDdw?pli=1
(2) https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/16273db6-add3-440e-9906-ecea6f540193
Previously owned by the Dewing family (1) (2), including cricketer Edward Dewing.

Actually size is actually apparently 850 hectares (3).

(1) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Carbrooke/White1845
(2) https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NFK/Carbrooke/White1883
(3) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/21077286.key-rural-challenges-norfolks-cla-chairman/
The Buscall family appear to have first become rich with Robert Henley Buscall (1861-1929), who became a furrier (1). However, it is not entirely clear.

(1) https://groups.google.com/g/peerage-news/c/KHC1nvLCDdw?pli=1
70
68Bradenham Hall EstateChris AllhusenPrivate LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage943.842,332.280.17%Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas (Updated 2022) -https://naturalengland - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.817580%2C-2.432906%2C7.0373Bought by the Allhusen family in 1951 (1)

(1) https://www.bradenhamhall.co.uk/history/
Modern Gentry: Christian Allhusen (1806-90), a Danish merchant, established Newcastle Chemical Works at Gateshead in 1840 (1). Christian Allhusen himself first acquired a country estate - albeit on the edge of Newcastle - as early as 1842, when he leased Elswick Hall (see below) from the Newcastle property developer, Robert Grainger. He later bought the freehold, and lived there until 1872.

(1) https://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/2014/02/108-allhusen-of-stoke-court.html
71
69Rougham Hall EstateNorth family (Descendants of Baron North)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage930.782,300.000.17%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2021334Estate first bought by the Norths in 1690 (1)

(1) http://www.rougham.com/
72
70Norwich City CouncilNorich City CouncilGovernmentGovernmentLink to relevant website webpage898.002,219.000.16%FOI Request - 2017: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/land_owned_or_leased_by_norwichAccurate in 2017. Likely to have changed since then.

Excludes highways and most council housing assets.
73
71Brancaster Hall Estate (including Sussex Farm, Burnham Market)Jeremy ThompsonPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage897.402,217.520.16%Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas (2020) (1);

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england?geometry=0.566%2C52.929%2C0.697%2C52.965
Legal company (Thompson Farms Brancaster) formerly registered at the Field House, suggesting Field House farm was owned by the Thompson family (1). Field House Farm sold in 2018 for GBP 2.4 million. Various materials indicate the Thompsons own Sussex Farm (2) (3, 3.2, 3.3). Brancaster Hall Estate is also owned by the Thompson family via the Hartop Trust and includes Barrow Common (4).

Farm estate has been owned by the Thompson family for the 'best part of a century' (5). Field House Farm and Sussex Farm were sold in 1934 (6), presumably to the Thompsons. Brancaster Estate may have previously been owned by the Lee Warner family (7).

History of the estate available here (7).

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/LP011266/filing-history
(2) https://www.visiteastofengland.com/accommodation/thompson-brancaster-farms
(3) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/pQuZ3NT1fsSQwe4Nxp-eskGfmV0/appointments
(3.2)
https://asklily.org.uk/kb5/westnorfolk/cd/service.page?id=WDvDUfVpMXs
(3.3) https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/service/burnham-market-eventing-centre-2/
(4) https://www.barrowcommonbrancaster.com/uploads/1/3/2/5/132570821/barrow_common_history.pdf
(5) https://www.gunsonpegs.com/shoots/norfolk/brancaster-shoot
(6) https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/fbe241c5-b974-4798-87ba-b9c438aef855
(7)
https://research.ncl.ac.uk/commons/case-studies/norfolk/NorfolkHistoricalBriefing5RevisedFeb103.pdf
(7) https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/N13614818
2,217.520.59%
74
72Earl of Verulam lands, Woodrising (previously the Woodrising Estate) (Part of the Gorhambury Estate)John Duncan Grimston, 7th Earl of VerulamPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage85.00210.040.02%
Section 31(6) Depositions (2004)
286Inherited by the Earl of Verulam from his relatives, the Weyland family (1) (2). It is unclear when Woodrising Estate was bought, but John Weyland lived there during his lifetime (1713 - 1767) - WON assumed it was bought in mid life - i.e., around 1738 (3)



(1) http://www.visitoruk.com/eastdereham/woodrising-C592-V30472.html
(2) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34443/page/6339/data.pdf
(3) https://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/ww/weyland1.php

The Earls of Verulam owned the 2,200 acre Woodrising Estate until 2018, when it was sold to Francesco Sisini (rich Italian businessman) in 2018 (confirmed via land registry titles). It appears that the Earls retained ownership of a small amount of land.

The Earls of Verulam inherited the estate in the early 1900s from their relatives the Weyland family - an ancient Norfolk landowning family who owned land as early as 1275 (1)

(1) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol8/pp102-107

Old Peerage: The Earls of Verulam trace their landed elite status to before the Industrial Revolution, and appear to be historic members of the gentry. Part of the larger Gorhambury Estate, based in Hertfordshire. Guns On Pegs stated that the estate was 3,000 acres (1). The Earls of Verulam can trace their ancestry to Edward Grimston (d. 1478), a notable diplomat who by his airstocratic affiliations appears to have been a landowner (2)

(1) https://www.gunsonpegs.com/shoots/norfolk/woodrising-shoot
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Grimston_(diplomat)

Woodrising Estate was owned by the Gorhambury Estate in 2016 (1) but sold to Francesco Sisini (rich Italian businessman) in 2018 (land registry titles).

(1) http://planning.breckland.gov.uk/OcellaWeb/planningDetails?reference=3PL/2016/0329/LB
75
73Westwick Hall EstateMr John Edward Alexander (son of Korda Kesztenbaum, later known as Alexander Sandor Alexander)Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage876.972,167.040.16%Section 31(6) Depositions (2007/8)"77The Alexanders appear to have been in posession of Westwick Hall since 1948 at the latest (1).

(1) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38047/page/3863/data.pdf
Petre family appears to be closely intwined with the Alexanders, and left them Westwick Hall (1). Alexander Sandor Alexander, formerly Korda Kesztenbaum, born Berehovo, Czechoslovakia 21 November 1916, moved to Britain as a refugee and built a remarkable life as a food industrialist, financier and patron of the arts. He built a friendship with Jack Petre and his mother of Westwick Hall, which he ended up owning by 1947 at the latest (details unknown) (2).

Formerly owned by the well established gentry Berney family (3)

(1) https://m.facebook.com/nt/screen/?params=%7B%22note_id%22%3A1201736383543264%7D&path=%2Fnotes%2Fnote%2F&paipv=0&eav=AfaEixeDJ8F64UsrChQjL7_ArmOs9nQY3A0tobOCRCWlMYji-Dt8AgCbOn9P8PhRaMI&_rdr
(2) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sir-alex-alexander-1380733.html
(3) https://www.worsteadestate.com/history
Alex Sandor Alexander appears to have built his wealth as a food industrialist in the period immediately after World War II (1).

(1) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-sir-alex-alexander-1380733.html
76
74Burnley Hall EstateTheodore Agnew, Baron Agnew of Oulton (Life Peer)Private LandownerModern GentryLink to relevant website webpage856.002,115.220.16%Section 31(6) - 201120Bought by Agnews in 2004 (1)

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/20783367.new-high-sheriff-norfolk-wants-raise-profile-small-charities/
Descended from the Agnew art dealing family from London, who became the Agnew Baronets (1) and who bought Rougham Estates in Suffolk in 1905 (2) .

(1) http://www.thepeerage.com/p12168.htm
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_Agnew,_1st_Baronet
77
75Kenninghall Estate
Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk
Private LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage849.002,097.920.15%Land Registry Titles (2022)549Bought by John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk and ancestor of current 18th Duke of Norfolk before 1475 (1)

(1) https://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol1/pp213-227#h3-0002
78
76Ditchingham Hall EstateRobert Shirley, 14th Earl FerrersPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old PeerageLink to relevant website webpage827.002,043.560.15%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2016139The Earls Ferrers married into the Carr family, who have owned Ditchingham and Hedenham Halls since 1885 -https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/10002255
79
77Thornham Hall Estate
Stephen William Bett, b. 1953
Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage702.001,734.680.13%NE Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ca68c90958c342a285d6370ddd7edd66_0?geometry=0.492%2C52.929%2C0.669%2C52.966; acreage aligns with publicly declared data: https://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/document/953/StephenBett-NotificationOfDisclosableInterests.pdf?t=23bf12ff9146d990bdaeb8f5ddc2d6e540ba2555244The Betts claim to be descendents of the Hoggs - George Hogg was a wealthy King's Lynn merchant who built Thornham Hall in 1780 (2)

(1) https://www.acraew.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Norfolk/THORNHAM%20COMMON%20-%20THORNHAM%20-%20NORTH%20NORFOLK%20DISTRICT%20NO.CL.41(1).pdf
Acreage aligns with publicly declared data (1).

Disputes have occured over who owns Thornham Common (2).Thornham Common may actually be owned by the Parish Council and a Public Ttrustee (2).

The Betts claim to be descendents of the Hoggs, who built Thornham Hall in 1780 (2)

(1) https://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/document/953/StephenBett-NotificationOfDisclosableInterests.pdf?t=23bf12ff9146d990bdaeb8f5ddc2d6e540ba2555
(2) (2) https://www.acraew.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Norfolk/THORNHAM%20COMMON%20-%20THORNHAM%20-%20NORTH%20NORFOLK%20DISTRICT%20NO.CL.41(1).pdf
(2) https://common-land.com/lands/view/6781

Other notes:

https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/80253/1/NorfolkHistoricalBriefing_5_Revised_Feb_10_3_.pdf
'[George Hogg] was founder of coal and iron companies, bought boats and was at least once accused of smuggling. John’s grandfather, father and brother (also George) were all freemen of Lynn and at least one was mayor. When the old Custom House in Tuesday Market Place burnt down in 1768, George built himself a mansion there (now Barclays Bank). The same year he also spent £6,000 backing the losing candidate, Sir John Turner, in the election. So well-known was the place for their lavish entertainments, people would gather to watch through the windows. (A fatal practice for two women in January 1785, killed by a falling lamp dislodged by some boys swinging on a chain.)' (1)

(1) http://aylshamhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Journal9.7.pdf
1,734.680.46%
80
78Worstead EstatePaterson family trust (run by Gavin, Alex and Bruce Paterson)Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage798.001,971.900.15%Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas (2023) (1)

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.783482%2C1.407961%2C15.15
68Owned since 1956, when James Paterson, a tenant farmer on the estate who had come down from Scotland, bought the farmland and parkland of Worstead House, which has been demolished in 1939 (1).

Gavin Paterson, b. 1930 d. 2015, was the son of the above James Paterson (2)

(1) https://www.worsteadestate.com/history#:~:text=Worstead%20Park%20dates%20back%20to,family%20name%20threatened%20with%20extinction.

(2) https://www.stalhamfarmers.co.uk/gavin-paterson-mbe.aspx
Used to be part of the neighbouring Westwick Estate (1).

Patersons of Worstead appear to be cousins of the Patersons who own the nearby farms. (1.2)

Gavin Paterson (1930-2015) apparently the son of the James Paterson, who bought Worstead Estate in 1956, is related to the Alston farming dynasty, who own a large number of farms across Norfolk (2).

(1) https://www.worsteadestate.com/history#:~:text=Worstead%20Park%20dates%20back%20to,family%20name%20threatened%20with%20extinction.
(1.2) https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/housing/22786803.farmer-says-cousins-wedding-venue-will-bring-criminal-activity/&sa=D&source=editors&ust=1694137205480065&usg=AOvVaw3IwOZFLMqlYfcRGb3QRgAb
(2) https://www.stalhamfarmers.co.uk/gavin-paterson-mbe.aspx

https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/SqUKx6r5J6xra4PEDk79QjpOKbs/appointments
81
79Hare Estate - Docking Hare family Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage797.001,969.430.15%Land Registry Title Deeds - Dates Varied; INSPIRE ID polygons; Local knowledge 424c. 400 years (since about 1600) (1)

(1) https://handedon.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/hargham-hall-via-docking-hall-norfolk/
Docking Hare family descended from same lineage as the Hare baronets of Stow Bardolph (1).

Estate was inherited by a member of the Christian family following the death of Catherine Henley Hare (who owned the estate in 1743), who changed his name to Hare in order to inherit the estate in 1798. He was descended from the Hares through his matrilineal line (2).

(1) https://handedon.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/hargham-hall-via-docking-hall-norfolk/
(2) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Christian-2684
1,969.430.52%
82
80Kelling Hall EstateGeorge Widdowson (b. 1958)Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage761.001,880.470.14%Section 31(6) - 202016Bought by George Widdowson in 2008 (1)

(1) https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/kelling-hall-goes-to-london-buyer-7637634
Widdowson's father founded GD Metal, a waste and recycling business (1)

(1) https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/kelling-hall-goes-to-london-buyer-7637634
83
81Pynkney Hall EstateSir Anthony Duckworth-ChadPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage759.001,875.530.14%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.29 460Anthony Duckworth Chad inherited the estates of his great uncle's widow Cecil Alice Scott-Chad (1). The Scott-Chads appeared to have owned Pynkney Hall Estate since 1564 (2).

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Duckworth-Chad
(2) https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/N13859958
Old Gentry:
Anthony Duckworth-Chad is the grandson of Sir George Herbert Duckworth (1). GH Herbert as the son of Herbert Duckworth, who owned Orchardleigh Park, in Somerset (1). The Duckworths have owned the Orchardleigh Estate since 1855 (2), and the family were previous Lords of the Manor of Over Darwen, in Lancashire (2). The Duckworths who bought the Over Darwen manor were descended from the Duckworths of Musbury, in Rossendale Forest, who trace a descent from Richard
Duckworth, who had granted an estate there in the 30th Henry VIII (1538) (3).

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Herbert_Duckworth
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchardleigh_Estate
(3) https://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/w-a-william-alexander-abram/parish-of-blackburn-county-of-lancaster-a-history-of-blackburn-town-and-paris-hci/page-65-parish-of-blackburn-county-of-lancaster-a-history-of-blackburn-town-and-paris-hci.shtml
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82Wethered Manor Farm - SedgefordBarber familyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage747.001,845.870.14%Section 31(6) Depositions - 20131,845.870.49%
85
83Southrepps Estate (Wayware Ltd)Sladden familyPrivate LandownerUnknownLink to relevant website webpage739.001,826.110.13%"Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas (updated 2022) (1);

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england?geometry=0.566%2C52.929%2C0.697%2C52.965
Unknown. One source states Peter Sladden (born 1919, died 2017) bought in the 1980s (1). Another source says it was the home of one Charles Lawrence Sladden, 1889 - 1965 (2)

(1) http://springbokcybernewsletter.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-2017-edition.html
(2) https://www.elleeseymour.com/2013/04/01/north-norfolks-links-with-winston-churchill-and-southern-rhodesia/
Companies House filings for Wayware Ltd indicate Thurgarton Old Hall (Thurgarton House) was bought in 2014 for GBP 4 million.

Size of Southrepps Estate excluding Thurgarton House roughly approximates the value stated online in one source (1).

The Sladden family played a colonial role in Rhodesia, according to online sources. Their position before this is unknown.

(1) https://northsearegion.eu/media/10300/southrepps-estate-case-study-final.pdf
86
84Stradsett Hall EstateSir Jeremy Bagge, 7th BaronetPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage736.971,821.090.13%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England) (2021) - https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/environmental-stewardship-scheme-agreements-england/explore?location=52.842570%2C-2.483450%2C6.299232Since 1792 at least - https://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/2017/11/310-bagge-of-islington-hall-stradsett.htmlOld Gentry: Bagge family first acquired land before 1641 (1)

(1) https://landedfamilies.blogspot.com/2017/11/310-bagge-of-islington-hall-stradsett.html
1,821.090.48%
87
85Bayfield EstateCombe familyPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old Peerage Descendant Link to relevant website webpage735.001,816.220.13%
Section 31(6) - 2010; aligned with publicly available information: https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/homes-and-gardens/places-to-live/house-in-the-country-6994658
Peerage descendants: Former Aristocracy: the current owner (Roger Combe) (1) inherited the estate from Roger Coke (1), who is the 3rd son of the 3rd Earl of Leicester (2). Roger Combe's grandmother was Lady Silvia Coke, the daughter of Thomas Coke, Thomas William Coke, 4th Earl of Leicester of Holkham (3).

(1) https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/homes-and-gardens/places-to-live/house-in-the-country-6994658
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Coke,_3rd_Earl_of_Leicester
(3) http://www.thepeerage.com/p6873.htm#i68723
88
86University of CambridgeUniversity of CambridgeInstitutional LandownerInstitutionalLink to relevant website webpage733.921,813.550.13%Who Owns England - 'Who Owns Our Carbon?' Report: https://whoownsengland.org/2021/11/15/who-owns-our-carbon/ For full details see 'Oxbridge Ownership' tabFor full details see 'Oxbridge Ownership' tab1813.550.48%
89
87Hyde Hall Farm, Fransham
Robert Salmon, b. 1955 and Margaret Salmon, b. 1954
Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage729.001,801.400.13%Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas, updated 2023 (1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.29969
90
88Hargham Hall EstateSir Thomas Hugh Cunliffe Beevor, 8th BaronetPrivate LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage720.001,779.160.13%Section 31(6) - 2016229Owned by Beevor family since at least 1795, when a Beevor married the sole heiress of the Hargham Estate (1)

(1) https://handedon.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/hargham-hall-via-docking-hall-norfolk/
Middle Gentry, maybe older - Beevors had married into the landowning class by 1784 (1)

(1) https://handedon.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/hargham-hall-via-docking-hall-norfolk/
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89Eastgate Farms, MarhamVictoria Wales, b. 1939 and Joanna Fleming (nee Wales), b. 1965Private LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage699.001,727.260.13%Section 31(6) - 2016Family description provided here (1). David Wales, b. 1934, passed away in 2017.

Presumably formerly part of Marham Estate, which was owned by the Villebois family. Marham House, which was destroyed in the early 1930s, then rebuilt in 1937, then requesitioned by the army during WWII, was the former house of this estate, and was sold in disrepair after the war (2). Eastegate Farms Marham Ltd was incorporated by David Anthony Wales in 1959 (3), with his registered address as Marham Hall - it is unclear if this is when the farm was bought, or if it was owned prior.

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/memorials/death-notices/death/30110313.david-anthony-wales/
(2) https://www.edp24.co.uk/lifestyle/20693817.historic-mansions-restoration-drama/
(3) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/00619056/filing-history?page=4
1,727.260.46%
92
90Scottow Hall EstateSimon Durrant Shaw (b. 1958)Private LandownerAristocracy - Old GentryLink to relevant website webpage693.001,712.440.13%Land Registry Titles (2023)
Countryside Stewardship Scheme Management Areas, updated June 2023 (1)

(1) https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.299
434Durrants apparently acquired land in Scottow at the end of the 16th Century (1).

(1) https://selectsurnames.com/durant/#:~:text=The%20names%20Durant%2C%20Durrant%20and,England%2C%20and%20Durant%20in%20America.
Estate passed to the Shaws from the Durrants by marriage: Thomas Durrant (d.1790), later 1st Bt. and then by descent to his great grandson Sir Henry Josias Durrant, 4th Bt. (1838-1875) and then by descent to his third daughter Adela Constance Alexandrina (d.1962) who married James Edward Shaw (d.1911), of Welburn Hall, Kirbymoorside and Scottow Hall, Norfolk, and then by descent (1)

(1) https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5286359
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91Hoe Hall EstateJames Edward Keith (b. 1960)Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage676.001,670.430.12%Section 31(6) - 202084Estimated. E.C Keith, father of Michael Telfair Keith, who was father of the current owner James Edward Keith (1), was farming Hoe Hall Farm by the 1940s (2)

(1) https://www.thepeerage.com/p48904.htm#i489033
(2) http://www.hoeandworthingarchive.org.uk/hoe_hall.html
Another branch of the Keith family, descended from Kenneth Keith (and therefore cousins of the Hoe Keiths) own the Wicken Estate near Castle Acre (1). Swanton Morley House used to be a part of Evans-Lombe estate at BYlaugh (2).

(1) https://www.thepeerage.com/p24922.htm#i249218
(2) https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?MNF3007-Swanton-Morley-House-formerly-Field-House-and-estate-farmstead&Index=2764&RecordCount=57339&SessionID=a055cd5f-b631-4026-8ef1-941e0ef080a9
Much of the Keith family wealth seems to have arisen with Kenneth Keith, an industrialist. His father, Edward Charles Keith, was already a wealthy Norfolk farmer, but does not appear to have been gentry / aristocracy.

Further details of Kenneth Keith can be found in his obituary (1).

(1) https://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/lord-keith-castleacre-2469277
94
92Titchwell Manor Farm / Choseley Farm Parkers of Leicester (Parker Strategic Land)Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage675.001,667.960.12%Land Registry Title Deeds (2020); Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ca68c90958c342a285d6370ddd7edd66_0?geometry=0.508%2C52.925%2C0.684%2C52.9621,667.960.44%
95
93Rudham GrangeRinger familyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage632.321,562.490.12%Environmental Stewardship Scheme Agreements (England): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ca68c90958c342a285d6370ddd7edd66_0?geometry=0.508%2C52.925%2C0.684%2C52.962The Ringers own West Rudham Common: https://www.acraew.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Norfolk/WEST%20RUDHAM%20COMMON%20-%20WEST%20RUDHAM%20NO.CL.419.pdfThe Ringers own West Rudham Common: https://www.acraew.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/Norfolk/WEST%20RUDHAM%20COMMON%20-%20WEST%20RUDHAM%20NO.CL.419.pdf1,562.490.41%
96
94Morningthorpe EstateDavid Hugh Sargent and Christopher Andrew Sargent (assumed brothers)Private LandownerAristocracy - Middle GentryLink to relevant website webpage616.001,522.170.11%Section 31(6) Depositions - 2013106Bought by Cecil Grosvenor Sargent in 1918 (1)

(1) https://houseandheritage.org/2017/10/27/morningthorpe-manor/
Cyril Grosvenor Sargent married Mysie King, a descendent of Baron Peter King, 1st Baron Ockham (c. 1669 – 22 July 1734) (1). The Kings entered the landed gentry during the lifetime of this Baron, making the family Aristocracy - Middle Gentry. The origins of the Sargents are unclear.

(1) https://www.thepeerage.com/p47220.htm#i472199
97
95Uphouse Farm (including Manor Farm) - WeasenhamJoice familyPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage607.231,500.500.11%Countryside Stewardship Scheme 2016 Management Areas (England): https://naturalengland-defra.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/Defra::countryside-stewardship-scheme-2016-management-areas-england/explore?location=52.525785%2C0.817811%2C14.2997Manor farm owned since 2017 (1)

(1) https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/03355981/charges
Manor Farm was historically part of Holkham Estate (1)

(1) https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/20836264.11m-sale-manor-farm-weasenham-attract-international-interest-says-savills/
98
96Anglia Water Land HoldingsAnglia WaterCorporateCorporateLink to relevant website webpage598.001,477.690.11%Freedom of Information Request (2021)n/a577.000.15%
99
97Oakland Farm & Manor Farm, CarbrookePeter Dawe, OBE, b. 1954Private LandownerNew British MoneyLink to relevant website webpage595.001,470.270.11%Section 31(6) Depositions - 200926Section 13 6 depositions say farm was bought in 1998. Owner is Peter Dawe, the entrepreneur and UKIP politician (1). Peter is a post apocalytpic survivalist (2) and has fitted the farm out to be self-sufficient if society collapses.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dawe#cite_note-postApocalypticFarm-3
(2) https://www.scotsman.com/country-and-farming/brexit-party-candidate-charging-up-to-ps100000-a-person-for-place-at-post-apocalyptic-farm-1404621
Internet entrepreneur (1)

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dawe#cite_note-postApocalypticFarm-3
100
98Manor Farm - East WinchA.R.WILSON LIMITEDPrivate LandownerFarmerLink to relevant website webpage585.261,446.210.11%Section 31(6) Depositions - 20151,446.210.38%