Support Oxburgh's Roof Appeal

Oxburgh's roof is in need of urgent repair. Our tiles, timbers and brickwork are showing signs of aging and we need your help, as we embark on a £6million project to repair the roof and safeguard Oxburgh's future

Birdseye view of Oxburgh

It's a huge undertaking, with many challenges

  • We're embarking on a £6million conservation project
  • On a 500 year old building
  • That will require 82 tonnes of scaffolding
View of Oxburgh's roofline

Vital work is needed

In 2016, a dormer window unexpectedly collapsed and exposed structural weaknesses to the Victorian roofline. Since then our surveys have revealed that vital work is needed to repair the roof, its windows and chimneys if we're going to safeguard this building's future.

Donate to Support Oxburgh's Roof Appeal

Please select an amount

£10 could help go towards fixing loose masonry.
£30 will help buy a pack of ten replacement roof tiles, fund a craftsperson to lay them and ensure they're watertight.
£75 could help contribute to the repair of a dormer window.
Or enter your own amount

A roof in need of urgent repair

close up view of Oxburgh's chimney

Defiantly enduring the test of time

Many of the features that make Oxburgh special were added in the 19th century. From the ornate chimneys and windows, to the lavish interiors, gardens and woodland - all were the vision of the 6th Baronet, Henry Bedingfeld and his wife, Margaret Paston.

Birds eye view of Oxburgh's roofline

We need to act now

The work, which will take two years and cost £6million, will make the building watertight and structurally sound once more. It will be a scene not too dissimilar to the one that took place in the 19th century, when the 6th Baronet and his family last carried out work on this scale.

A view of the scaffolding in the courtyard from the roof

Our biggest challenge

In order for us to carry out the work, engineers have had to design a highly complex scaffold structure, to overcome the challenge that this 500 year old building is surrounded by a moat that can't be drained for any significant length of time.

" Oxburgh needs saving. We need to safeguard those captivating glimpses of the house and its reflections in the moat, as well as the history of those that have walked before us. The survival of this magical building is now down to us, but we can't do it alone!"
- Russell Clement, General Manager
Ensuring Oxburgh has a future
Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk with its moat

Story of survival 

For over 500 years, Oxburgh and the Bedingfeld family have seen many ups and downs. Their Catholic faith saw them ostracised and persecuted and the Hall was partially burnt down by Parliamentarian troops who seized the estate during the Civil War. However, Oxburgh has endured. Now we need your help to continue its story of survival.

Why give to the National Trust

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work on our buildings at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now and help fund Oxburgh's urgent roof repairs