Haughley House

West Suffolk Garden Greats

West Suffolk has superb homes and gardens to visit this summer from Gainsborough’s country to the Brecks.  Lindsay Want shares why an Invitation to View visit to Belchamp Hall, Columbine Hall, Netherhall Manor, West Stow Hall, Haughley House and Ousden House makes for an eye-catching day out in her recent article in Bury & West Suffolk Magazine.…

Suffolk gems

Suffolk gems Invitation to View houses feature in two new volumes of James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England  (Suffolk: East and Suffolk: West), and of all the architectural gems in the west of Suffolk, Columbine Hall, Stowupland, has been chosen to illustrate the back cover of Suffolk: West. The front cover illustration…

Finchingfield finds on display

Finchingfield finds on display Two fascinating sticks have been donated to Finchingfield Guildhall by Joan King. The first is a witch stick (left) found in a wall of her father Daniel Peddar’s 17th century thatched cottage. Daniel Peddar said his great, great grandmother’s sister had been beaten to death as a witch and he believed…

Glorious gardens

Three Invitation to View houses appear in a German book published this month. The gardens of Island Hall (left), Columbine Hall and Silverstone Farm, all in East Anglia, are featured in Die geheimen Gärten von England (Secret Gardens of England) by Heidi Howcroft and photographer Marianne Majerus.

Salvage Hunters at Crowcombe Court

The baroque splendour of Crowcombe Court, Somerset, and its impressive undercroft (left) can be seen on Salvage Hunters, series 6 episode 2, on Quest TV. Catch up at http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/salvage-hunters-6-episode-2/, or better still, join the Kenyons for their next Invitation to View tour on 21st May.