Welcome to Manor Farm House, Halvergate

This website is about Manor Farm House in Halvergate near Norwich. It is a marsh house probably 200 or so years old. We, Julie & Philip Williams, moved here in October 2005. Being so old and isolated (the house, not us yet!) presents us with a number of challenges. For example, we are not connected to the public electricity grid and although we have broadband it is pitifully slow. We have addressed the former but are still trying to find a solution to the latter. There are many other challenges but well worth facing for the splendid views, the wildlife, and the peacefulness.

Mutton's Mill 2007 The intention of this site is to explore some of the history and development of the house and the surrounding marshes. There are a couple of photo galleries of the work we have carried out and some details about our wind turbine installation.

The house and the drainage mill (Mutton's Mill) just in front of the house are mentioned in Sheila Hutchinson book "The Halvergate Fleet: Past and Present" which is currently out of print. There is also a wikipedia entry for Mutton's Mill and we will put more information on this site as we find out.

The house is located at WGS84: 52:36.21N 1:36.21E Datum: Ordnance Survey Great Britain 1936. Easting/Northing: 644103,306733. Grid Reference: TG4410306733. There are a number of Geograph pictures the grid square on which the house is located. Try Flash Earth it is really neat.

We hope you enjoy the site and please do give us your comments and feedback.

26 October 2008 -- We have a magnificent Horse Chestnut but it is suffering from Bleeding Cancker and may have to be felled.

Philip Williams

Man at work revised site under construction