In the 1760s, Rowland Holt commissioned Lancelot 'Capability' Brown to redesign the whole park at Redgrave, near Diss, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. Brown's commission included the Hall. He is said to have tried (unsuccessfully) to persuade Holt to build flanking wings on the house to make it look more attractive. The result was an imposingly austere, compact mansion set in some of the most beautiful parkland in England. Brown also added a serpentine lake and built the octagonal folly and a boathouse.
The mansion was demolished after the Second World War.