A Wander around Hadleigh

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Hadleigh is a beautiful market town of medieval charm set in the heart of the rolling Suffolk countryside. The High Street is lined with marvellous timber-framed houses and a wide range of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants.You can visit the Deanery Tower with its polygonal turrets built in 1495, St Mary's Church, the Cricket Meadow, three children's play areas, and the market place. The river Brett winds its way from the north edge of the town parallel to the High Street and under the picturesque Toppesfield Bridge via a Mill Pool and then on to Higham where it joins the River Stour in Constable country.

The Church is 14th century and has a medieval wood and lead spire. Just above the clock the exterior Bell, made in the late 11th century doubles as a clock bell and Sanctus bell. The Guild Hall is 15th century and is timber-framed. It is open to the public and even serves cream teas.

Hadleigh Hall with its amazingly ornate chimney stacks was an Edwardian manor house that has now been converted to domestic accommodation. There are timber-framed colour-washed houses Tudor houses and Georgian houses. Hadleigh has the lot!

England - East England - Suffolk - River Walk

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Museum, Play Area, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
18/08/2009 - Walkingworld Admin

Walked August 2009. No problems Adrian (Admin)