Monday November 20th 2017

‘Suffolk Towns A-Z’ Archives

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh is an attractive little seaside town. Between the 15th and 17th Centuries it was also an important harbour. It is from this period that the Moot Hall dates. Aldeburgh was the birth place of George Crabbe (in 1754). Composer Benjamin Britten had his home in [Read More]

Beccles

Beccles

Beccles is situated on the River Waveney, around 10 miles upstream of the estuary at Lowestoft (the most easterly town the Great Britain). On the edge of the Norfolk Broads, the town is a magnet for many holidaymakers. Dominating the town centre, is the bell tower of St [Read More]

Bungay

Two things intrigue visitors on entering the centre of Bungay. The Buttercross, a domed building which was used at one time as a prison with a dungeon below. Nowadays it is the site of a weekly market and somewhere safe to run in the event of a sudden rainstorm! The other [Read More]

Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

Behind the faces of the many Georgian looking buildings in Bury St Edmunds are houses of the 17th Century and earlier. Much of the town dates from the period 1750-1850. Two of the oldest buildings are in Churchgate Street, at one end you will find Norman House and at the [Read More]

Clare

Clare

Delightful little town on the River Stour. Many of the houses with exceptional partgeting. Among the best are Nethergate and White House. In the church is a 17th Century gallery pew and the heraldic glass in the East window is of the same period. Much of Clare’s [Read More]

Debenham

Thriving community nestled in the heart of Suffolk. It has a long history dating back to its first settlement by the Angles in 550 AD. Close to the source of the River Deben and appears to derive its name from Old English words meaning the village in a deep valley. [Read More]

Dunwich

Dunwich

The 13th Century port of Dunwich, with its six churches lies at the bottom of the sea and today all that is left is a small hamlet with around 100 people. Legend has it that on a quiet night you can still hear the sounds of the church bells as they ring out under the [Read More]

East Bergholt

The birthplace of artist John Constable (1776) and a place repeatedly painted by him. Of note is Bridge Cottage which was used as a location by the artist John Constable. There are several old Tudor houses and well known gardens at East Bergholt Place. The church (St Mary [Read More]

Eye

Eye’s history dates back to Roman times. A small agricultural town south of Diss that sits on the River Dove. William Malet built Eye Castle on the only high ground in north Suffolk. The castle was attacked in 1173 by Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. Although the attack [Read More]

Felixstowe

Felixstowe

Felixstowe lays at the coastal tip of a flat peninsula bordered by the Rivers Deben and Orwell and the North Sea. The peninsula includes wide expanses of farmland, beautiful countryside which is dotted with pretty villages on the banks of the rivers these include, Nacton, [Read More]

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“Notice” difference at National Trust

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40th Summer Exhibition at Aldeburgh

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