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


The church (St Mary) is famous for having probably the earliest known English bricks.  Jane Wight in “Brick Building in England’ says “several authorities - are convinced that Polstead bricks are English made.  Date is late C12, perhaps 1160, and so earlier than those at Little Coggeshall (Essex).  Some brick quoins to remodelled exterior of church, which Cautley thinks the same date as those inside”. 


Pond Farmhouse is not photographable from the road in summer.

Polstead