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

After the church, Pevsner starts with "The hub of the village is Alston Court, a fine and varied house with great surprises. It lies at the S end of the N-S run of Church Street, where this turns E to lead to the church and beyond. The front is plastered and has a W gable, a big doorway of c1700 with a semicircular deeply apsed hood on big carved brackets, a spectacular early C16 nine-light window with two transoms, and an E gable with timbers showing too, and brick nogging." Seen here:
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"But the great surprise is the E wing as seen from the courtyard. It also has brick-nogging, and in addition carved bressumers, several oriel windows, and elegant buttress- and angle-posts. The hall has a big eight-light window also towards the courtyard. More exposed timber-framing in the other wings. The dates not certain, but it is assumed that the E wing dates from the later C15." The E side is partly visible over the wall:
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In more detail, the door (below left) and the nine-light window (below right):
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"From Alston Court Church Street runs past the S side of the church and ends by the handsome timber-framed White House." Seen here:
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"It also runs N and here first, on the E side, an obelisk milestone (56 miles to London, etc.) - on the right here.

"Then on the W side the Queens Head with exposed timber work to the coaching yard as well as to the mill stream on the N." (below from road):
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And here the side of the Queens Head along the mill stream:
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"To the E the stream continues between the house of Fenn Street, a very pretty sight." As can be seen here:
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"From the N end of Church Street to the E, Birch Street with several good timber-framed houses with jutting upper floors. Pevsner did not identify them but here are some in Birch Street:
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Finally: "to the W Bear Street, with the Butcher's Arms (carved bressumer)" - below left - "and opposite a house with a date 1690 in a pargetted cartouche." (below right):
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For more details of the guildhall and information on gilds and gildhalls in general, see