Friston Hall, Suffolk

Friston Hall, near Snape in Suffolk, is a little-studied building and site of considerable architectural, historical and archaeological significance. The present (mainly eighteenth and nineteenth-century) farmhouse is all that survives of a substantial late Tudor manor house, which was substantially altered at the end of the seventeenth century and mostly demolished in the early nineteenth century. Substantial sections of the seventeenth-century walled garden survive, along with an octagonal summerhouse, an important survival. The buildings and site are now in need of considerable repair and investment, and AHP has been advising the owners on a scheme of careful adaptation to provide suitable and sustainable new uses.