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The Politics of the Environment

Architectures, Natures & Data - The Politics of Environments; 21-23 April 2017, Tallinn Conference (Dissertation Topic Presentation)

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Hadleigh - close-up rear elevation

House History
Previously, two separate houses, the property dates probably C17. Two-storey timber-framed and plastered, roofs tiled; cross-wing south end with projecting upper storey on the front on curved brackets, it is located in the small market town of Hadleigh. In 1880, the site appeared on historic maps for the first time, remaining with a similar footprint until 1970. “Hunters” was the home of Glyn Morgan, who has been described as one of the most original painters of the last century.  



Listed in the Domesday survey of 1086 as having a manor with two mills and a church with one mill and approximately fifty residents. Although founded as a town during the Anglo-Saxon period, very little actual archaeological investigation has taken place compared to nearby Ipswich or Colchester. Before the decline of the south Suffolk woolen cloth industry at the end of the 16th Century, Hadleigh was one of the largest cloth producers in England, the wealth of that wool trade being reflected.

The quality of Hadleigh’s buildings is reflected in the majority of the central High Street area being listed grade II or II*, although some of these are included principally for group value. 

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