|Felbrigg is a small village which lies approximately
3 miles south-west of Cromer.
It is well known for Felbrigg Hall - a brick, flint and
ashlar construction dating from
the 1620s. Across the balustrade of the house are the
words: GLORIA DEO IN EXCELSIS.
The hall was the home of the Windham family and was
originally built by Thomas Windham. More recently it was
the home of Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer
(1906-1969) who was a distinguished historian and biographer.
Ketton-Cremer was educated at Harrow and Oxford and wrote a
number of books about the county including Norfolk in
the Civil War (1969) and A Norfolk Gallery
(1948). However, he is probably best remembered
for Felbrigg, the story of a House (1962) which
charts the history of his family from the early
Memorial Plaque to R.
W. Ketton Cremer, Felbrigg Hall
There is an intriguing poem about Ketton-Cremer that was
written by the Dilham-based
poet Michael Rivière: