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History of Home Hall


Home Cottage, as it was originally known, was purchased in the early 1900’s, by the author Christopher Bush. He wrote under the pseudonym of Michael Home. He wrote over seventy books, some of which depicted village life as it was, in Great Hockham, in the late 1800’s and early 1900's.


As a young boy, Christopher and his large family, lived just around the corner, next door to the Bakery, in a small cottage named Home Cottage. He had always promised his mother, to buy her a bigger house with a garden and one day he did just that. He had plans to employ his father and brother-in-law to build, what he called, two wings on either end of the semi-detached cottage.

The wings were built, as he requested. The building material was the same as the original part of the building – clay lump, from the local pit.


The house in those days, originally sat on four acres and boasted a tennis court, a bowling green, a vegetable garden in the orchard and three clay lump summer houses complete with thatched roofs!


Home Hall

Vicarage Road

Great Hockham


IP24 1PE

01953 498985





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