Moving story: Elizabethan hall towed up a hill for better view goes on the market

An image of the home being pulled up a hill

House prices might not be the only thing to rise - an Elizabethan Hall once did the same thing.

Moving house took on a whole new meaning when in 1972 the owners of Ballingdon Hall in Suffolk decided to find a new place to live.

With the nearby town of Sudbury getting busier, they decided to move their 16th century manor house up the hill.

Angela Hodge came up with the idea after seeing the temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt being moved in the 60s.

But the temples were dismantled and rebuilt - with Ballingdon Hall, a 16th century listed building, planning permission was only granted on the basis of the house being moved in one piece

Angela Hodge: 'everybody else thought I was totally mad' Credit: ITV News Anglia

The move attracted thousands of spectators, each paying 10p for the privilege, the money going to the local church.

Engineers initially said the process would be completed in a week, but it took 12 months.

But now Ballingdon Hall is up for sale - for a cool £1.9m.

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