Houghton Hall ( /ˈhaʊtən/ HOW-tən) is a country house in Norfolk, England. It was built for the de facto first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, and it is a key building in the history of Palladian architecture in England. It is a Grade I listed building surrounded by 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of parkland adjacent to Sandringham House.
Col. Robert Walpole borrowed a book about Archbishop of Bremen from Sidney Sussex College library in 1667 - 1668. The overdue library book was discovered in the mid-1950s & returned, 288 years later. Houghton Hall has remained largely untouched, despite the Victorian passion for remodelling & redecorating & still belongs Marquess of Cholmondeley's family, currently the 7th Marquess, David Cholmondeley.
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