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Norfolk (Bramerton Hall) Corys line of the family.
Bramerton Hall, on the corner of The Street and Surlingham Lane, is a brick-built house dating from about 1830. Bramerton Hall, the seat of the Corys from about 1400 to about a century and a quarter since; it is now the seat of Miss Blake: it was partly rebuilt in 1870 by J. J. Blake esq. the late owner: the building is principally of white brick. It is grade II listed as "House. Circa 1830 with north extension of 1870's. 1830 range in gault brick, extension of red brick. Slate roof. 2 storeys and dormer attic in 5 bays. Central door behind porch on pair of entactic Tuscan columns below entablature. Pilasters close facade to left and right. Fenestration of sashes with glazing bars under gauged skewback arches. Deep timber eaves cornice. Hipped roof with 2 segmental-headed dormers. Dormers have sashes. 2 stacks on rear slope. North extension of 2 storeys in 4 bays."
Bramerton Hall Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
Some of the history of Bramerton Hall can be found in SOME CHRONICLES OF THE CORY FAMILY RELATING TO ELIAKIM AND SARAH SAYRE CORY AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, WESTFIELD, N. J., BALLSTON SPA, N. Y. WITH OTHERS FROM "JOHN OF SOUTHOLD by Harriet C. Dickinson, pages 96-103
Francis Blomefield, in his "History of Norfolk," gives this description of "Bramerton Hall":
"Bramerton Hall is pleasantly situated against the east side of Bramerton Heath. It was built by the Cories, who have been owners of estates here since 1403 (but in an old book called 'Perlustration,' it is claimed 'the Cories first settled in Norfolk, A. D. 1399, coming there from Scotland'), when Robert Cork first settled there, having purchased an estate of William Langton of Bramerton and Maud, his wife. The next is William Corie, whose 2nd son, Francis, of 'Bramerton Hall,' married Grace Broune (Brown), dau. of Mr. Broune, of the Manor of Tocalneston, Esq., and had Thomas Cork, of Norwich, Esq., who died 1590." (Thomas Cork, who married Barbara Farrar.)
John Chambers says of "Bramerton Hall": "The old Hall was pulled down, but the venerable avenue of elms still remains. The family portraits of the Corys, which are said to have been numerous, were dispersed but some of them are still in the possession of the various branches of this ancient family. The present head of Immanuel College, Rev. Dr. Cory, Robert Cory, Esq., of Great Ormesby, and Rev. Mr. Cory, of Kettlestone, are some of the English descendants of this branch."
Mr. William F. Cory, of Newark, N. J., made a visit to Bramerton Hall, August 10, 1912, and says that he found from the records there that the Hall was built by the Corys, and occupied by them from 1399 to 1682, nearly 300 years. The Hall was pulled down and partly rebuilt in 1760, in 1824, and again in 1870, and that it is now owned and occupied by a Mr. Blake.