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Denver Hall, Denver


A Grade II* listed hall dating from c.1490 a fine example of 16th & 18th Century architecture with a comfortable 9-bedroomed detached family house with extensive wooded grounds extending up to 4.9 acres with that includes a 16th Century gate house which is on the II* listed buildings register with various ponds and a potential building plot within the grounds. The property needs renovation but once complete will provide an impressive family home.

The property is situated on the outskirts of the village of Denver of the main A10 Cambridge to Downham Market in Norfolk. It lies in a most attractive position overlooking the grounds with a variety of mature trees surrounding the ponds located in an ideal position for those requiring a country residence within a reasonable distance of London. The train service from Downham Market to London takes on 1 hours 28 minutes.


The property is a fine example of 16th Century and 18th Century architecture and is believed to have been constructed in about 1520 in the main and subsequently altered in the 18th century. It was once part of the charming Ryston Estate for many years and believed to be the residence of Sir George William Manby, a close friend and associate of Lord Nelson.


  • 9 bedrooms

  • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom

  • Entrance Hall

  • Utility & boot room

  • Sitting Room

  • Snug room

  • Dining room/hall

  • Large Kitchen

  • Store room & Utility Area



Denver Hall has stood on the outskirts of the highly desirable village of Denver in West Norfolk since the 16th Century. 

Denver is a charming village about 1 mile south of Downham Market and located on the River Great Ouse and 14 miles south of King's Lynn. Situated on the edge of the Fens, the village gently descends on the flat Fens toward Denver Sluice, which is popular with tourists. There is a church, local store/post office, a highly regarded village school, pub, village hall, sports pavilion and sports field within the village as well as a historic windmill. Along the river there is a further public house/restaurant.

Downham Market is one of Norfolk's oldest market towns and it can be traced back to Saxon times. The town has a good range of shops and a busy market on Fridays and Saturdays as well as a range of schools and nurseries including a college. There are many attractive houses and buildings and an unusual gothic black and white town clock. There is a mainline railway station that goes to London King's Cross (1 hour and 30 minutes). It is an ideal place for walking or cycling and the peaceful waterways are excellent for boating and fishing. Nearby at Welney is the famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust nature reserve, which is very popular with birdwatchers. King's Lynn has an excellent variety of amenities and services including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, police station, fire station, primary schools, three secondary schools, college and a library.


Denver Hall is a substantial house located within expanding ground that could create a wonderful family home. Due to its age and condition the house does require substantial renovation throughout the decoration throughout is tired however, it provides an opportunity to create a beautiful country home for the family with easy access to London and beyond as well as heading the desirable Norfolk coast.

Ground Floor Accommodation

Entrance Hall

Solid oak front door with ironwork leading to the entrance hall/reception room with main stairs leading to the first-floor open fire place and doors leading to the other rooms of the house.

Sitting Room

13’7” x 22’10”

The dining hall is south facing with a large window at the East end of the room with a door leading to the Dining room.

Dining Room

19’7” x 17’11”

This is one of the oldest rooms of the house with a graceful ceiling to floor bay stone mullion window, open fire place and original features throughout. Door leading to Snug/Office

Snug/ Office

14’11” x 13’11”

Window facing the North garden with a door to the utility area

Utility / Store

4’6” x 3’5”

Fitted with shelving.

Study / Breakfast Room

14’10” x 14’5”

A large inglenook fireplace with fire basket, opening leading to the kitchen to the rear


17’9” x 16’4”

Large open plan room with central beamed ceiling and fitted work units and cooking range

Boot Room

9’5” x 9’

Door leading to the rear garden and an opening leading to

Utility room

12’11” x 9’5”

A warm cosy room with open fireplace under stairs cupboard double glazed window overlooking front garden.

First Floor Accommodation

First floor landing

Stairs from reception/entrance hall leading to landing with doors leading to 6 bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Master Bedroom

15’8” x 14’8”

With windows facing the south providing good light into the room with views over the grounds, radiator. Door leading to:

Ensuite bathroom

9’9” x 12’11”

A large bathroom with a window facing the rear garden, basin, WC, and bath plus an airing cupboard

Bedroom Two

15’11” x 13’8”

Northern aspect windows, radiator, cupboard with doors to.

Ensuite bathroom

9’9” x 12’11”

A small bathroom with basin, WC, and shower

Dressing Room

9’5” x 9’11”

A large dressing room with a window facing the rear garden

Bedroom Three

15’2” x 14’7”

Window overlooking northern garden radiator with door to.

Ensuite bathroom

9’9” x 8’11”

A small bathroom with basin, WC, and shower

Bedroom Four

11’9” x 15’7”

radiator and wardrobe

Bedroom Five

9’7” x 16’1”

Open fire place with cupboard either side, radiator and wardrobe

Bedroom Six

13’9” x 7’7”

radiator and wardrobe

Family Bathroom

11’10” x 8’1”

Spacious bathroom with a bath washbasin and WC, window overlooking rear garden.

Second Floor Accommodation

Second floor landing

Stairs from first floor rear landing leading to landing with doors leading to a further four bedrooms and attic space.

Bedroom Seven

17’3” x 12’4”

Open fire place with cupboard either side, radiator and wardrobe with ensuite shower room with WC and basin

Bedroom Eight

13’7” x 8’8”

Open fire place with cupboard either side, radiator and wardrobe

Bedroom Nine

35’7” x 9’1”

Open fire place with cupboard either side, radiator and wardrobe

The Grounds

The property is accessed by its own private leading up to the front of the house. To the rear of the house the northern boundary has the benefit of a high brick wall screen the house from the main road into the village and unusually a listed gatehouse within the grounds. To the front of the house the grounds extend out leading down to a small lake providing a pleasing setting for this historic property.

Development Overage

The property is to be sold without any development overage in the contract

Wayleaves & Easements

The property is sold subject to all existing or proposed wayleaves whether specifically quoted or not but they are believed to be:

  1. Mains sewerage serving the village which is subject to rights to repair and inspect


all drainage and water rates, taxes and all other outgoings to the relevant statutory authority.


An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.

Tenure & Possession

Freehold with vacant possession on completion

Method of sale

By private treaty


The property is connected to mains water and electricity with air sourced heating and mains drainage system.

Local Authority

Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk T: 01553 616200

Council Tax band H: £3,602.42

Areas and Plans

All plans are for identification purposes only photographs were taken in May 2019


The vendor and agent will make reasonable efforts to specify the ownership of boundary hedges, fences and ditches etc, but will not be bound to determine these.  The property is available for inspection and the purchaser will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the ownership of the boundaries.


All enquiries should be directed to Marcus Hawkins ( at The Estate Office, 15 Lynn Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9NL. T: 01366 387180

As always potential hazards exist on working farms and it is requested that all viewings are undertaken with care in regard to safety, in particular in regard to any areas in and around buildings.

Important Note

1. Money laundering regulations: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.

2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.

3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.

4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.

5. Particulars: These particulars are issued in good faith but do not constitute representations of fact or form part of any offer or contract. The matters referred to in these particulars should be independently verified by prospective buyers or tenants. Neither Barry L Hawkins nor any of its employees or agents has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.



Marcus J Hawkins 

T: 01366 387180


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