Sprowston Manor


Sprowston Manor Hotel

Sprowston Manor Hotel

Norfolk

Hotel chain
Marriott Hotels

General information

Location
Sprowston, Broadlands, Norfolk, England

Address
Wroxham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR7 8RP

Coordinates
52°39′52.03″N 1°20′28.99″E / 52.6644528°N 1.3413861°E / 52.6644528; 1.3413861

Opening
1973

Technical details

Floor count
3

Other information

Number of rooms
94 en suite bedrooms

Number of suites
19

Number of restaurants
2, The restaurant 1559
Zest Cafe Bar & Grill

Number of bars
2 bars, 1559 Lounge Bar and Zest Cafe, Bar & Grill

Facilities
18 hole golf course
On-site indoor swimming pool

Parking
Yes

Website

Hotel website

Sprowston Manor Hotel is a AA 4 star hotel, part of which is the 19th-century Sprowston Hall. It is located on the north east suburbs, of the English city of Norwich, close to the suburb of Sprowston and village of Rackheath, within the county of Norfolk, United Kingdom.[1]

Contents

1 Location
2 Description

2.1 History
2.2 Hotel
2.3 Championship golf course

3 External links
4 References

Location[edit]
The hotel is situated within 170 aces of parkland. It is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north east of the centre of the city of Norwich and is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) from Norwich railway station. The nearest Airport is in Norwich and is 4.8 miles (7.7 km) west of the hotel.[2]
Description[edit]
History[edit]

John Gurney builder of Sprowston Manor.

Sprowston Hall was purchased by John Corbet II formerly belonging to the Bishop of Norwich, for £176 in 1540. On the death of John Corbet II in 1559 the manor of Sprowston was left to his wife Jane.[3] It was sold to Sir Thomas Adams, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1645. In the 18th century the manor was acquired by Sir Lambert Blackwell, a governor of the South Sea Company, who was created a baronet in 1718.[4] In the 19th century the manor went through a number of families until it came into the hands of the Gurney family and John Gurney, who was mayor of Norwich and blind, rebuilt the hall between 1872 and 1876. The hall is constructed in three storeys of red brick.
During the Second World War the hall was commandeered by the military for use by the GOC Eastern Command.[5][6]
Hotel[edit]
The manor house underwent major redevelopment in 1973, when it was converted to a hotel. The Hotel has a total of 94 en- suite rooms of which 19 are suites. Part of the hotels 170 acre parkland is an 18-hole