Major events in the life of a country house often leave little trace upon the building.
Structural features of gardens, such as buildings and walls, can be permanent and outlive plant life. A detailed history of these gardens is prese
The desire to introduce fashionable features, such as a top-floor long gallery, into country houses demanded new solutions to make them possible.
Although the medieval village of Parham was cleared and its inhabitants moved to nearby Rackham as recently as 1778-9; no record exists of where th
The very best oak building timber at the end of the 16th century came from woods which were specifically managed to produce tall, straight trees fo
Much of our knowledge about Elizabethan Parham comes from the work which the Pearsons and their architect Victor Heal carried out on the house from
Part of the research into the building of Parham House was a dendrochronological survey of roof timbers at Parham House, undertaken to discover the
The gardens and grounds at Parham House are featured in this section.
Parham House has been depicted many times in paintings, prints, sketches, maps and photographs, as well as in architectural drawings. By using the
Sir Thomas Palmer built the Elizabethan house at Parham.