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See inside 17th century Depden Hall near Bury St Edmunds with tennis court and moated gardens which offers chance to become ‘Lordship of the Manor of Depden’

By: Cameron Reid

Published: 05:00, 01 August 2023

Updated: 08:53, 02 August 2023

A Grade II listed hall with moated gardens and a tennis court in Suffolk is now for sale.

Depden Hall in Depden, near Bury St Edmunds, is a fully moated property dating from the 17th century.

It is now on the market with Fenn Wright for £6,100,000.

Depden Hall is a Grade II listed hall with moated gardens and is now available on the market. Pictures: Fenn Wright

Available as a whole, the property incorporates arable farmland, mature woodland, and Depden village green, including the title 'Lordship of the Manor of Depden'.

With far reaching views over the Suffolk countryside, Depden Hall is an arable farm that offers seclusion from the centrally located farmstead consisting of the moated hall and a range of buildings.


The majority of the farmland is fully drained boulder clay ideal for growing a wide range of combinable crops, and to the north is the village green.

The eight-bedroom property is now on sale with Fenn Wright with a guide price of £6,100,000

In all, Depden Hall extends to about 463.20 acres.

The front door with a columned portico opens to a central hall with an inglenook fireplace with woodburner inset, and stairs to the first floor landing.

Downstairs, the kitchen has been refitted and a hall continues to the back of the house from which there are doors to the dining room and the library with French doors to a courtyard garden.

The owners of Depden Hall hold The Lordship of the Manor of Depden which is included in the freehold title of Depden Green

Through the conservatory, there is also an office with French doors to a rose garden and cellar below, and a greenhouse to the rear.

On the first floor there are six double bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, and two further family bathrooms.

Sheltered gardens lie within the moat and are predominantly laid to lawn with part of it being a grass tennis court with a summer house and boat house to one side.

There are several well hedged areas which offer private courtyard and rose gardens with mature shrubs, roses and box topiary within brick and paved terraces.

Depden Hall extends to around 463 acres (187 hectares)

The farm buildings are outside the moat and are sheltered from Depden Hall by a tall hedge.


These buildings include an office and garage block, shoot room and stores, general purpose building, and a condor type grain store.

In 1976, the farm was comprehensively drained with clay pipes and stone backfill and the fields were created to a size that is easily compatible with modern machinery.

There are six main woods on the farm that were planted in 1976 with further woodland established around the farmstead.

The owners of Depden Hall hold The Lordship of the Manor of Depden which is included in the freehold title of Depden Green - it’s an ancient title which was once vested with the Marquess of Bristol at Ickworth House a few miles from Depden.


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