Monument record FRT 033 - Freston Park

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Summary

Feston Park.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1767 3976 (101m by 100m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM13NE
Civil Parish FRESTON, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Feston Park. Details to follow (R1).
Area includes Freston Tower (FRT 030) of mid C16, contemporary cottages (Tower Cottages) and Summer House with four Tuscan columns and a pediment on upper floor (S1).
Freston Tower was said to have been built by one of the Latymers as a `pleasant retreat' in circa 1550 and was used as an isolation hospital for smallpox victims from 1772-79 (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 224.
  • <R1> Unpublished document: Williamson,T. & Taigel, A.. 1992-1994. A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk.
  • <S2> (No record type): Dickinson P, The Little Guides: Suffolk, 1957 ed, 167.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2011 4:32PM

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