The Old Rectory
This wonderful Grade II listed rectory is located in the quiet hamlet of Carleton Rode next to the charming Grade I listed church of All Saints.
Old Rectory Preserves is an artisan maker of a range of multi-award-winning preserves, jellies, chutneys and marmalade created by Annabel Anderson, a former finalist on tv’s Masterchef. Our range of flavours is inspired by classic combinations of fruit and herbs, and where possible we use heritage fruit varieties giving our preserves a unique taste.
We aim to create products that are deliciously different while maintaining our principles on how good food should be made, using top quality, locally sourced ingredients with no artificial additives. Old Rectory Preserves is a producer member of the Guild of Fine Food and Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink
The Old Rectory has a long and fascinating history - records show that there has been a dwelling place on this site since 1032, and Annabel has traced the names of every resident and owner back to 1307. The current house combines an early Tudor oak-beamed core with a classic George II red brick facade and later additions that include the former village Sunday School. The school bell tower is still in use!