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 Sunday 14th July 2024

11.00 am

Morning Worship


Sunday 28th July 2024

9.30 am

Holy Communion

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Curates and Churchwardens

Who have been the curates and churchwardens over the centuries. Click here to see the list.

Campsea Ashe Village Voice

A new publication full of interest to local people. Click here.

1921 census

To view the 1921 census summary click here.

Parish Records

Details of transcripts of the Parish Records from 1606 to 1875 are available here.


A defibrillator is now available at the Village Hall and can be accessed in the event of someone having a heart attack. More information is available here.

Our Diocese

Want to know more about what is happening across the Diocese? Click on the image below.

Parish Magazine

A digital copy of the latest magazine, and those for previous months, is available here.




High House


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Campsea Ashe High House was a very important house in the history of Campsea Ashe. Variously owned by families such as the Sheppards and the Lowthers it was eventually pulled down in 1956

Our archives contain much information  about the High House and they can be accessed here.

The Sale Catalogue of the contents of the house makes fascinating reading. There were many items sold including these four chairs. It is believed two of these chairs were again auctioned by Southeby's in 2010 and raised over £70000!

We have now discovered many more items that have come up for auction, including a wonderful oil painting by George Stubbs.Click here to view them (1mb pdf file).

Click on the icon below to view the 1949 sale catalogue




Lord Ullswater died in 1949 and his trustees sold parts of the estate, including the House with its grounds which were purchased by The Desborough Settlement Trust as a tax-saving measure. After the death of Lady Desborough in 1953, the park remained in the hands of Ullswater's nephew Arthur Lowther. This was rented to W F Turner of Ashe Green farm Campsea Ash. The House and grounds were sold to a developer who turned the coach house, stables and squash court into housing.

High House fell into a ruinous state and the gardens were divided. The developer stripped the roof of the lead flashing basically for the silver content of old lead, 20%, although they could only recover,75% of the silver. As a result the water came in it decayed very quickly being mortar brick work not cement brick work.  

The House and its immediate surroundings were bought in 1952/3 by Lt Col Richard Schreiber ( who retired from the Army as Major ),who demolished the remains, he had no choice due to the decay, and extended the squash court to become Campsea Ashe House. Most of the rubble was carted away by Carters of Bromeswell in old army wagons, and the rubble used to make the CEL yard opposite Melton railway station. The men who demolished the house came from Lancashire and lodged locally.

The Park, Shrubbery Farm, now Park Farm, including the fields around the house site, were rented from the major by W F Turner and his sons until 1976/7 when their tenancy was terminated. There were farm buildings at the High House which included a slaughter house for killing and bleeding animals including the park deer herd. Culling of them took place in June each year, usually the biggest stags were shot.

Part of the walled and ornamental gardens together with the Gardener's Cottage were sold separately.