Five of Suffolk's best-loved parks and landscapes have been newly-registered by Historic England in a move that will increase the level of protection they have.

Abbot's Hall Pleasure Grounds at the Food Museum in Stowmarket, Thorpeness Meare, The Walled Garden at the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook and Crows Hall at Debenham have all been Listed Grade II.

East Anglian Daily Times: Staverton Park has its origins as a Medieval Hunting Ground.Staverton Park has its origins as a Medieval Hunting Ground. (Image: Historic England)

Staverton Park at Wantisden near Woodbridge has been Grade II* Listed.

The landscapes were protected thanks to Suffolk’s Unforgettable Garden Story which is celebrating its successful completion.

Made possible by a £36,000 grant from Historic England, the two-year project was run in partnership by the Gardens Trust, Historic England and the Suffolk Gardens Trust.

More than 20 people volunteered on the project, sharing their knowledge and developing their research skills.

As a result, the unknown stories of more than 20 historic parks and gardens have been told in detailed research reports, which will be published on the Suffolk Gardens Trust website.

East Anglian Daily Times: Crow's Hall at Debenham is a moated manor house.Crow's Hall at Debenham is a moated manor house. (Image: Historic England)

Christopher Laine, Historic England Landscape Architect, said: “It’s been wonderful to see the passion and dedication of people in Suffolk to discover and celebrate local historic landscapes.

"Working together, we’ve learned so much more about parks and gardens in Suffolk, and I’m delighted that we have such fascinating research and newly protected designed landscapes as a result of this project.

"That the research will continue is a huge testament to the enthusiasm of the brilliant volunteers, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what they discover next.”

East Anglian Daily Times: The Pleasure Grounds at Abbot's Hall are now part of the Food Museum in Stowmarket.The Pleasure Grounds at Abbot's Hall are now part of the Food Museum in Stowmarket. (Image: Historic England)

Thorpeness Meare and the pleasure grounds at Abbot's Hall are visited by thousands of people every year as they are among Suffolk's most popular tourist attractions.

The walled garden at the RHS features a rare crinkle crankle wall.

Staverton Park was originally a medieval hunting ground and Crow's Hall is a rare survivor of a moated Suffolk manor house.