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Historic Buildings of Suffolk, England

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Historic Buildings of Suffolk


The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Suffolk, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

Image right - Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

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If you have information about any of the Buildings mentioned below please share it here. If you have ancestors linked to any of the places please add them to the project.

Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

Full sizes of the thumbnail images can be seen in the Gallery attached to the project or by clicking the thumbnail image. TIP - Use ctrl+the link to open the image in a separate tab, or use "back" to return to this project page) Sources for the images can be found in the image details as seen in the gallery.

Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles or projects. Other links take you to external biographical web pages. Please copy and paste the bullet used - ● - instead of * when adding items to the list.


● Abbas Hall

// Abbots Hall, Stowmarket

● Ampton Hall

● Ancient House, Clare

● Ancient House, Ipswich

● Angel Corner


● Bawdsey Manor

● Benacre Hall

● Benhall Lodge

● Bidenly Hall

● Boulge Hall (demolished)

● Brampton Hall

● Bredfield House (demolished)

● Bridge Cottage

● Brightwell Hall (demolished)

● Manor of Byng


● Christchurch Mansion

Cliff Brewery, Ipswich The building is located on Cliff Lane, near the Ipswich wet dock. The business that became Cliff Brewery was started in 1723 ( in Kings Quay Street, Harwich) by Thomas Cobbold and is believed to be the second oldest independent brewery in England. It stood above the quays of the River Orwell at Ipswich, since 1746. Besides the brewery, there was a building nearby called Cliff House which was the home of John and Elizabeth Cobbold before they moved to live at Holywells Park, Ipswich in 1814. Cobbold merged with local rival, Tollemache Breweries in 1957 to form Tolly Cobbold. The brewery ceased operations in 2002, when the Tolly Cobbold company merged with Ridley's brewery.

● Cockfield Hall

● Coldham Hall

● Culford Park


● Dalham Hall

● Desning Hall


● Euston Hall


● Fornham Hall


● Gainsborough's House

● Gipping Hall

● Glemham Hall

● Glevering Hall

● Great Finborough Hall

● Great Glemham House

● Grimston Hall, Suffolk


● Hardwick House (demolished)

● Haughley Park

● Helmingham Hall

● Hengrave Hall

● Henham Park

● Henstead House

● Heveningham Hall

● Hintlesham Hall

● Hurt's Hall


● Ickworth House




Kentwell Hall, Long Melford - Stately home. Most of the current building facade dates from the mid 16th century, but the origins of Kentwell are much earlier, with references in the Domesday Book of 1086. Between the years 1252 and 1272, Kentwell Manor appears to have been granted by King Henry III to Sir William de Valence, who was killed in battle in France in 1296. Kentwell passed to his niece, who married David Strabolgie, Earl of Athol; in 1333 he in turn conveyed the manor to Sir Robert Gower and his heirs. Kentwell passed to Sir Robert Gower's daughter and afterwards, in 1368, to John Gower, poet. In 1373 Kentwell was acquired by Sir John de Cobham and soon afterwards passed to the ownership of the Mylde family. Successive generations of Cloptons occupied Kentwell Hall from c1375 when Sir Thomas Clopton married Katherine Mylde, daughter of William Mylde of Clare, Suffolk, then the owner of the estate.


● Lawshall Hall


● Melford Hall

● Morpeth House


// Nether Hall

● Newe House



● Pakenham Hall (demolished)

● Parham Hall



Rendlesham Hall


● Shrubland Park

● Sizewell Hall

● Smallbridge Hall

● Somerleyton Hall

● Sotterley Hall




● Westhorpe Hall

● Willy Lott's Cottage

● Wingfield Castle

● Wingfield College

● Woolverstone Hall

● Worlingham Hall


References and Sources

Suffolk Specific


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