Pettistree

 
 

The pub in Pettistree village is the Greyhound Inn.  Pevsner notes that it may have  been “formerly perhaps the Church House.”  This is highly probable.  With a position like that, bordering the Churchyard immediately south of the Church, it may even have been a Guildhall, or the site of one.  However, many parishes in the south-east of Suffolk were supported by Gildhalls in Framlingham, Kelsale and Woodbridge and it would be very unusual to discover a new one (as happened recently at Wyverstone and not that long ago at Hitcham and Stowlangtoft), particularly in this area.  A visit seems to be called for.  The brick at the back may suggest it was partly open at one stage with brick infill at a later stage.  The Gilds were dissolved under an Act of 1547 and the present building may not pre-date that.


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Pictures of buildings mentioned in the “Suffolk” volume of “The Buildings of England” series by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.