Suffolk

Explore #28: Priory Farmhouse, Chediston, Suffolk – January 2014

Just a quick report this – as you will see there wasn’t much remaining of interest. History: Priory Farmhouse is a 17th Century Grade II listed timber-framed and rendered farmhouse, with later alterations and extensions. The Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk states that minor repairs were carried out on the roof in 2011 to make the property watertight – well it certainly wasn’t when we visited, with part of the rear completely collapsed. A quick selection of what now…

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Explore #21b (second revisit): Theme Park, Suffolk – December 2013

This was my third explore of this local theme park, following my two earlier visits. The target this time was the largest rollercoaster in the park – the “Wipeout”, measuring 935 feet in length, with 3 inversions and a maximum G force of 5.2. But we were most interested in its height – 116.5 feet might not sound an awful lot, but trust me on a dark and windy night it felt plenty high enough! According to its entry in…

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Explore #22: Ipswich County Hall and Court, Ipswich, Suffolk – December 2013

After the fun and japes of Santa Severalls in the morning, we decided to pay Ipswich County Court a flying visit on the way home. The biggest challenge on this explore was trying to find somewhere free to park which was still within a reasonable walking distance of the location, but after much driving around (including the wrong way down a one-way street, oops!) we found somewhere and walked through the crowds of Christmas shoppers, trying not to feel too…

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