Photographing Ickworth House in Suffolk

Ickworth House – which is owned the the National Trust – is a country house situated outside Bury St. Edmund in Suffolk. The National Trust describes Ickworth House as “a Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape”. Ickworth House is an unusual Georgian mansion. Its neoclassical structure is topped with the striking ‘Rotunda’, which is over 100 feet high.

When I first visited Ickworth House, I was fortunate to be able to watch and photograph a war enactment taking place. The attention to detail in costumes was outstanding, as was the effort of those taking place to appear as realistic as possible.

Ickworth House was in the ownership of the Hervey family from the 15th century until 1956, when the house and park were given to the National Trust in 1956 in lieu of death duties. All members of the Hervey family were buried at Ickworth Church, which is located in the Park (a short walk from Ickworth House).

Ickworth House contains paintings from Gainsborough and many others artists, and houses a major collection of silverware. It also contains excellent examples of porcelain and Regency furniture. Ickworth House sits within a park that extends to 1800 acres, with England’s earliest Italianate gardens, ancient oak trees and beautiful landscaped parklands.

For more information, please visit the official National Trust site by clicking on the link below:

National Trust Ickworth House website

To view more photos, visit:

Ickworth House Photo Gallery