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Notice: Paycocke's House and Gardens is open for you to visit but apologies as there is no car parking available at Grange Barn unless you are also attending the event there. Grange Barn is the host venue for an event by History Blooms on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June, admission charge adults £5 and children £3 including National Trust members. For more information please see the events page

A stunning Tudor merchant's house whose walls have more than a few stories to tell

Stunning woodcarving and elaborate panelling made this wealthy merchant's house a medieval des res built to impress.

Built around 1500 for Thomas Paycocke, the house is a grand example of the wealth generated in East Anglia by the cloth trade in the 16th century.

Discover what happened to Thomas' house through hundreds of years of history as you piece together its timber framed secrets and the fascinating story of its riches to rags decline and Edwardian 20-year restoration.

Our volunteers have worked similar green-fingered miracles restoring our cottage garden, a hidden arts & crafts jem with surprising industrial roots.

Don't miss the nation's favourite pastime of drinking tea and finding crafty gifts in our garden room coffee shop.

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