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National Trust nearing the start of two-year £5.5m repairs to Oxburgh Hall

The scene after the dormer window collapsed Picture: Antony Kelly

The scene after the dormer window collapsed Picture: Antony Kelly

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One of Norfolk's grandest country homes is nearing the start of two years of restoration work following the collapse of a window.

Oxburgh Hall. Photo: IAN BURTOxburgh Hall. Photo: IAN BURT

Oxburgh Hall, near Swaffham, was built in 1482 by Sir Edmund Bedingfeld.

But a survey carried out after a dormer window collapsed in August 2016 led to “serious concerns” over the condition of parts of the 15th century moated manor house.

The National Trust has submitted plans to Breckland Council as part of £5.5m worth of repairs.

General manager of the National Trust, Russell Clement, said: “We’re looking forward to sharing Oxburgh’s roof project with visitors later this year.

House Manager Lynsey Coombs preparing the tapestry to be hung in the King's Room at Oxburgh Hall. Picture: Ian BurtHouse Manager Lynsey Coombs preparing the tapestry to be hung in the King's Room at Oxburgh Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

“Many of the visitor areas will remain open while the work is carried out, so we can show people how the National Trust protects and conserves our nation’s buildings with their support.

“The project itself is likely to take around two years to complete.”

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