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Badwell Green

Badwell Green is a small, dispersed grouping of some 15 homes, 1 mile east of Badwell Ash itself.

Badwell Hall from back driveBadwell Hall, a Tudor manor house, sits at its western end. It is now a private residence. Pevsner lists it in his book ‘The Buildings of England: Suffolk' (2nd Edition, Penguin 1974) as ‘High House, 1 m E [of Badwell Ash]. Fragment of a large Elizabethan house. Projections to W and S with polygonal angle buttresses or turrets. Mullioned and transomed windows, mostly C19, some with pediments. Steeply stepped gables.'

The grassy bridle/footpath (Kiln Lane) going east at the road junction at Badwell Green takes riders and ramblers into a charming collection of lanes. 100 acre path 2The lanes run between fields and are usually bordered by trees and ditches. They form part of the ‘Hundred Lanes,' so named because they bordered ‘Hundreds' - stretches of land designated in Anglo-Saxon times as areas with 100 households. Suffolk Hundreds were created in 10th Century and recorded in the Domesday Book.

To find a circular walk round some of the Hundred Lanes read Long Thurlow to Badwell Green.