Gallery: Guides released to celebrate the architecture of Suffolk

One of the buildings featured in the guides on Suffolk architecture

One of the buildings featured in the guides on Suffolk architecture - Credit: Archant

The architecture of Suffolk will be celebrated in two new guides to be published later this month.

Suffolk: East and Suffolk: West examine the subtle differences between building styles on either side of the county.

The volumes, which will be launched at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich on April 21, are claimed to provide an in-depth look at the county’s historic buildings, well-known heritage sites and more modern additions to the landscape.

Produced by Yale, the guides will form part of the part of the Pevsner Buildings of England series, which are described as “the byword for authoritative and comprehensive coverage of England’s architecture”.

The series was founded by Nikolaus Pevsner in 1951 but the latest volumes on Suffolk feature revisions and additions from James Bettley, who has previously revised the Buildings of England volume for Essex.


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Places of interest in the east of the county include the medieval castles of Framlingham and Orford, the Anglo Saxon burial sites at Sutton Hoo and Norman Foster’s offices for Willis Faber in Ipswich,

The resorts of Aldeburgh, Southwold, and Walberswick also feature as well as “Constable Country” around East Bergholt and Flatford, the county town of Ipswich and the “unspoilt market towns” of Debenham, Eye, Saxmundham and Woodbridge.

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To the west of the county, the guide description notes a “subtly different character to the east, composed of rolling farmland dotted with small towns and villages that contain not only some of the greatest and most richly-furnished medieval churches in England”.

Country estates such as Ickworth House and Hengrave Hall also feature along with Bury St Edmunds, credited with “some of the best Georgian buildings in the county” and Newmarket, with its association with horse breeding, training and racing.

“The result is the essential handbook and companion for everyone, resident or visitor, who wants to know more about the buildings around them,” a spokesman said.

Visit www.yalebooks.co.uk for more details on the guides.

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