Suffolk: West: The Buildings Of England

Hardcover | July 28, 2015

byJames Bettley

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From small timber-framed houses to sprawling manors, this comprehensive guide to west Suffolk presents an impressive range of buildings from across the centuries. At its center lies the town of Bury St. Edmunds, site of one of Norman England’s most powerful abbeys, whose monolithic gates remain as a local landmark. Other towns boast impressive architecture as well, including Newmarket, where the racetrack and other unique structures support its role as a historic and international center for horse breeding and racing. Also attesting to the remarkable variation of west Suffolk’s buildings are a number of impressively grand residences, such as the fine Elizabethan manors of Long Melford, Majarajah Duleep Singh’s palace at Elveden, and the extraordinary circular mansion of Ickworth.

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From small timber-framed houses to sprawling manors, this comprehensive guide to west Suffolk presents an impressive range of buildings from across the centuries. At its center lies the town of Bury St. Edmunds, site of one of Norman England’s most powerful abbeys, whose monolithic gates remain as a local landmark. Other towns boast im...

James Bettley is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and chairman of the Chelmsford Diocesan Committee for the Care of Churches. He is the author of Essex (Buildings of England).

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Suffolk: East: The Buildings Of England

Hardcover|Jul 28 2015

$110.50

Format:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 8.5 × 4.75 × 0.98 inPublished:July 28, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300196555

ISBN - 13:9780300196559

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“Much of the additional material and on both rural and urban buildings represents original research, well presented and well-illustrated and from documentary archives… Reason enough for even the seasoned professional to reach for the Pevsner before tackling the internet.”—Leigh Alston, Landscape History