This attractive timber-framed building was built to serve as the Market Cross around 1520. It stands two storeys high, with a jettied second storey. The ground floor has an arcade of four arches. These are now filled in with brick but would have originally been open, with space for market stalls beneath, with a pair of prison cells.
On the historic Buttermarket in the centre of Ipswich stands Ancient House, a large timber-framed merchant's house dating to at least the 15th century. The house boasts superb plasterwork pargeting installed around 1660, depicting the 4 known continents at the time, plus figures of Atlas carrying the world and St George slaying a dragon. Buttermarket,
England, IP1 3AP
Christchurch Mansion is a charming Tudor house built of red brick, surrounded by attractive parks near the city centre of Ipswich. Within the mansion is a museum of fine art and period furniture in keeping with the ambience of the historic building. There is also a modern art gallery featuring a programme of changing displays. Soane Street,
England, IP4 2BE
A beautiful 16th century thatched cottage on the River Stour, Flatford is famous for its association with artist John Constable, who painted it on numerous occasions. The cottage houses an exhibition on Constable's life and works. Flatford,
England, CO7 6UL
Friston Windmill is a turret post mill built in 1812. It worked until 1964 and was driven by four sails and a huge fantail. at 50 feet it is the tallest surviving post mill in England. Mill Road,
Attraction Type: Historic Property - Post Mill Heritage Rating:?
Gainsborough's House is a simple red-brick building near the centre of Sudbury. In this externally unremarkable house, an extraordinary artist was born. Thomas Gainsborough grew up to become one of the foremost portrait and landscape painters in British history. Now his birthplace has been transformed into a museum and gallery, and is home to the largest collection of Gainsborough's paintings, drawings, sketches, and prints in the world. 46 Gainsborough Street,
England, CO10 2EU
Holton Post Mill is something of a local landmark, the symbol of this attractive little village on the outskirts of Halesworth. The mill dates to the 1740s and was in use until 1910. It is an open-trestle post mill, meaning that the entire body of the mill rotates around a central pole to keep the sails pointing into the wind. Mill Road,
England, IP19 8PW
Landguard is a historic fort begun in 1540 as part of Henry VIII's plan of coastal defences. The fort stands on the north bank of the River Orwell, guarding the river entrance, while The Redoubt on the far bank guards the harbour at Harwich. Viewpoint Road,
England, IP11 3TW
The Guildhall of Corpus Christi is a superb Tudor building at the centre of the historic village of Lavenham. The timber framed guidhall houses a museum of local history, with displays covering Lavenham's rich history as a centre of the cloth making industry. Market Place,
England, CO10 9QZ
At Moulton, Suffolk, a 15th-century packhorse bridge across the River Kennett still stands. The bridge is built of flint and rubble, faced with brick, and stands on the old main route from Cambridge to Bury St Edmunds. Gazeley Road,
England, CB8 8SP
After the Exhibition it was disassembled and moved to Sydenham, where it burned down in 1936
This Day in British History
14 August, 1040
Macbeth kills King Duncan
Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scots, and takes the throne. The event was later sensationalised in the play by Shakespeare as a truly dreadful deed, but in truth a lot of rulers were murdered in those turbulent times!
Whose heir was lost at sea in the wreck of the 'White Ship'?
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