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This is a brief list of books I have found helpful. Some online resources follow.

Obviously, we start with the
Pevsner Guides to Suffolk. This site mainly uses the 'second edition', the details of which are on the home page. The latest ones are recommended and are referred to on this site as the 'third edition' but they are not formally marked as such.

Suffolk East by James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner published by Yale University Press in 2015. ISBN 978 0 300 19654 9.

Suffolk West by James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner published by Yale University Press in 2015. ISBN 978 0 300 19655 9.

First and second editions can be found in second-hand bookshops (including online). The second only includes minor revisions compared to the first. The third is significantly more comprehensive: better researched and inclusive of all Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. A number of corrections are made to the earlier editions - not all are noted on this site which represents what Pevsner himself wrote.

Then others:

An Historical Atlas of Suffolk. Edited by David Dymond & Edward Martin. Revised and enlarged (third) edition, published 1999 by The Archaeology Service, Suffolk County Council in conjunction with the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History..

Extremely useful.

Rice’s Architectural Primer. Matthew Rice. Published 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing plc. ISBN 978 0 7475 9748 3

This book was published after the start of this site but it is a gem in that it has delightful coloured drawings of architectural terms which will help you identify most of the features described by Pevsner. Printed on nice paper with coloured hard cover. A pleasure to own and browse. Highly recommended.

- Pevsner's Architectural Glossary. Published 2010 by Yale University Press. ISBN 978 0 300 16721 4.

Similar in scope to the above and from the same publishers as Pevsner's guides. Most likely to cover all the terms and abbreviations used by Pevsner and subsequent authors but somehow not quite as appealing as the above. Still recommended though.

Tudor Houses Explained. Trevor Yorke. Published 2009 by Countryside Books. ISBN 1 84674 150 0

A compact paperback. Well written with helpful illustrations.

Georgian and Regency Houses Explained. Trevor Yorke. Published 2007 by Countryside Books. ISBN 978 1 84674 051 0

Another paperback in the same series as the above. Slightly thicker, also with useful illustrations.

Brick Building in England - from the Middle Ages to 1550. Jane A Wight. Published 1972. ISBN 0 212 98400 4

A comprehensive review of what it says in the title. Has a gazetteer with useful descriptions of many buildings in Suffolk (and elsewhere, of course).

Suffolk Houses - A study of Domestic Architecture. Eric Sandon. Baron Publishing Ltd. 1977 (and to 2003). ISBN 0 902028 68 5.

A “coffee table” book that is scholarly as well. Detailed description of many house in Pevsner as well as others. Well illustrated (black and white).

Lost Country Houses of Suffolk. W M Roberts. Published 2010, Boydell Press. ISBN 978 I 84383 523 3

Details of 40 country houses lost during the 20th Century.

- Lady Jane Grey, Nine Days Queen. Alison Plowden. First published 1985 by Sidgewick & Jackson. ISBN 0-283-99055-4.
Also paperback edition published 2009 by The History Press. ISBN 978 0 7509 3769 6.

Extensive references to the Brandon family throughout and especially in Chapter One: “Forebears”.

- Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk c1484 - 1545. S J Gunn. Published 1988 by Basil Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-15781-6

Derived from the PhD of the author, a history lecturer at Merton College, Oxford. Very scholarly and detailed but only loosely arranged in chronological order. Not a biography.

Mary Tudor - The White Queen. Walter C. Richardson. Published by the University of Washington Press 1970. No ISBN. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 68-11050.

About Henry VIII's sister who became Queen of France then Charles Brandon's wife (Duchess of Suffolk). Her remains are now in
Bury St Edmunds. Not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's daughter and first Queen of England.

Others of interest:

- Tudor and Stuart Suffolk. Gordon Blackwood. First published 2001 by Carnegie Publishing. ISBN 1-85936-078-5

Suffolk and the Tudors - Politics and Religion in an English County. Diarmid MacCulloch. Oxford University Press. 1986. ISBN 0-19-822914-3.

Medieval Suffolk - An economic and Social History, 1200 - 1500. Mark Bailey. The Boydell Press. 2007. ISBN 978 184383 315 4.

Suffolk in the Middle Ages. Norman Scarfe. The Boydell Press. 1986. ISBN 0 85115 440 9

Online sources

The Manors of Suffolk by W. A. Copinger can be found via here. These are early C20 and out of copyright so you can usually find a free download from somewhere.

Building Listing details can be found via Historic England.

The Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History are immensely valuable and can be found here. If you are not a member and find it useful a donation will be appreciated. It has a good search function.