Pevsner in Suffolk


Pictures of buildings mentioned in the “Suffolk” volume of “The Buildings of England” series by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.  The page references on this site are to the second edition, revised by Enid Radcliffe (Yale University Press 2002: ISBN 0 300 09648 8).  The first edition was published in 1961 and a revised (second) edition in 1974, but was first published by Yale UP in 2002 and this is the edition mainly used for this site.  A newer version in two volumes, Suffolk West and Suffolk East with considerably extended coverage to all Grade I and Grade II* buildings, became available in Spring 2015.  This site is intended to be used in conjunction with the books, so some descriptions of the buildings are light or omitted. They are more extensive where they involve mediaeval or Tudor bricks (where Suffolk is especially important), the dukes of Suffolk, gilds and gildhalls, and where the information can be expanded from other sources.

With a few exceptions the photographs do not include Churches, which are very well represented on a Suffolk Churches web-site and another one called Angels and Pinnacles.  However, some Chapels, Meeting Houses etc are included here.  Church buffs may also like The Angel Roofs of East Anglia.

Towns and villages covered are listed below (click on “Suffolk” at the top of the pages to return here).  The number of photographs on each page are in brackets.

This site is being revised.  These pages will be removed later.  In the meantime please go to and re-bookmark any favourite pages.  Thank you.


Akenham (2);  Aldeburgh (22);  Alderton (1);  Bardwell (4):  Barsham (6);  Bawdsey (2);  Beccles (27);  Bedfield (5);  Bildeston (14);   Brandeston (1);  Botesdale (10);     Boxford (11);  Boxted (2);  Bramfield (3);  Bramford (2);  Brent Eleigh (3);  Bruisyard (10);  Bulcamp (9);  Bungay (26);   Bures (35);   Bury St Edmunds (51);   Butley (9);    Cavendish (4);   Chelsworth (17);   Clare (18);  Cotton (4);  Crowfield (5); Culford (5)


Debenham (18);  Denston (4);  Dunwich (8);  East Bergholt (7);  Elmswell (2);  Erwarton (7);  Euston Hall (12);  Eye (17);   Felixstowe (12);  Finningham (1);  Flatford (6);  Framlingham (21);   Framsden (4);   Fressingfield (7);  Freston (13);  Frostenden (2)


Gislingham (3);  Glemsford (6);  Great Saxham (8);  Great Thurlow (9);  Hacheston (1);   Hadleigh (39);  Halesworth (16);  Hartest (3);  Haughley (11);  Hawkedon (1);  Hawstead (2);   Helmingham (2);  Hemingstone (2);  Henstead (4);  Heveningham Hall (11);  Hintlesham (6);  Hitcham (1);  Holbrook (8);  Horham (3);  Hundon (2);  Ickworth (7);  Ilketshall St Andrew (1);   Ipswich (67)


Kelsale (4);   Kersey  (18);  Knodishall (3);   Langham (3);   Lavenham (37);   Laxfield (5);   Leiston (8);  Letheringham (3);  Lidgate (4);  Lindsey (7);   Little Glemham (5);  Little Wenham (3);   Long Melford (24);  Lowestoft (12)


Martlesham (3);  Mendham (2);  Mettingham (3);   Nayland (14);   Needham Market (19); Nettlestead (7);   Newbourne (2);  Orford (5);  Otley (17); Ousden (5);


Parham (5);   Peasenhall (2);  Pettistree (2);  Polstead (11);  Rendlesham (4);   Rumburgh (3);  Saxmundham (3);  Seckford Hall (8);  Shrubland Park (5);  Sizewell (1);  Snape (13);  South Elmham St Cross (7);  Somersham (1);   South Elmham St Peter (3);   Southwold (24);  Sproughton (2);  Stansfield (1);  Stanstead (1);  Stoke by Nayland (6);  Stowlangtoft (1);  Stowmarket (8): Stowupland (6);   Stratford St Mary (6);   Sudbury (20);   Syleham (1);


Thorington Hall (6);   Thorpeness (20);   Ufford (8)


Walpole (3);  Westhorpe (5);  West Stow (19);  Wickham Market (4);    Wingfield (11);    Witnesham (2);  Woodbridge (23);  Woolpit (7);  Woolverstone (5);  Wrentham (2);  Yaxley (1);   Yoxford (6)

Guildhalls - or Gildhalls   Guildhall,  Gildhall,  Gild Hall,  Guild Hall, Guild House, gild, guild, gylde, geld.

An A - Z of Suffolk gildhalls:   A - D;   E - G;   H - N;   O - Z

Bardwell; Badwell Ash; Bungay Merchants House, formerly GildhallBury St EdmundsClareDebenhamEyeGislinghamGuild Hall of Corpus Christi, LavenhamHitchamLaxfieldFressingfield Gild HouseHadleighKelsaleStoke by Nayland; Yaxley; WithersfieldWrentham

Doubtfully: Pettistree Church house

More on gilds

Significant buildings:

Alston CourtAncient House, IpswichBardwell HallBell House, East BergholtBevills - a.k.a Great BevillsBruisyard HallButley PrioryCockfield HallColumbine HallCrows HallCulford HallEuston HallErwarton GatehouseFlatford Mill;  Framlingham CastleGreat Thurlow HallHemingstone HallHeveningham HallHigh Hall, NettlesteadHintlesham HallIckworth HouseLeiston AbbeyLittle Wenham HallMelford Hall;  Moat Hall, ParhamMoot Hall, AldeburghOrford CastleOtley HallParham Old HallPriest’s house, Stratford St MaryRoos Hall; Saxham HallSeckford Hall;   Shire Hall, WoodbridgeShrubland ParkSparrowe’s House, IpswichSt James’s Chapel, LindseyThorington HallThorpe HallTide Mill, WoodbridgeWest Stow HallWillie Lott’s cottageWingfield CastleWoolverstone HallYaxley Hall.


Crows Hall; Framsden Hall; Little Wenham; Seckford HallWingfield.


Not in Pevsner (20)

Dukes  of Suffolk


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