Welcome to The Raveningham Estate
The Raveningham Estate is a traditional rural Estate of some 5,500 acres situated south of Norwich in South Norfolk. It has been home to the Bacon family since 1735.
Our main activity is farming, 3,500 acres is farmed in-hand and the remainder is farmed by our agricultural tenants. We grow mostly arable crops which include oil seed rape, wheat, barley, sugar beet, peas and potatoes. A pedigree beef suckler herd of Sussex cattle and a small flock of Norfolk Horn sheep graze the Park surrounding Raveningham Hall. Elsewhere on the Estate we have a large flock of Suffolk ewes. The Estate includes 500 acres of semi ancient natural woodland which provides renewable energy and high quality timber. Woodchip from our timber is used to supply 4 bio mass boilers on the Estate and we have recently built a floating PV installation on a reservoir, increasing our PV installations to 4. The Estate has a commitment to renewable energy with a strong emphasis on conservation, biodiversity, creating new habitats whilst improving and enhancing existing ones.
Raveningham Hall, was built around 1750 by an unknown architect for Sir Edmund Bacon the 8th and 9th Baronet. The Hall is Grade II* listed and home to Sir Nicholas Bacon the 14th and 15th Baronet and his family.