Sudbury’s Local List


Listed Buildings

Our distinctive and attractive townscape is a mix of buildings from many periods. Most people are aware of the fine old buildings in the town, dating from the 15th through to the early 19th Century. These are considered to be of such national architectural or historic importance that they have been given a statutory Grade 1 or Grade 2 listing.

Unlisted buildings, but on the Local List

However, there are many other unlisted buildings in Sudbury which contribute to the unique interest and variety of the local townscape, some of which also have local historical interest. Many date from the late 19th/early 20th century. A number of these buildings were identified in “Sudbury, Suffolk the unlisted heritage” written in 2002 by our then Chairman David Burnett. They subsequently formed the basis of the Sudbury Local List, adopted by Babergh District Council in 2004.

Many visual changes have taken place since 2004 including the installation of upvc windows and doors, wall mounted satellite dishes and rooftop solar panels. All reflect the natural desire of owners to modernize their properties but they can have a significant impact on the appearance of a building. Working with David Burnett the Society has now updated the Local List, including some buildings missed from the original list,  and the revised list has been  checked by the Heritage Team of Babergh District Council.  This means that the Council may take Local Listing into consideration when receiving a planning application but Local Listing has no “planning weight.”

Modern buildings For convenience we have added a few modern buildings into the same section of our website. We feel that they have architectural merit and represent good contextual townscape design but of course they are not of sufficient age to have heritage value and are not Locally Listed. These buildings are indicated by stars ** against their addresses and listed separately at the end of the relevant Street entry.

Inevitably, some choices will not be to everybody’s taste but we hope that this 2018 Local List will command general overall support.

Advice on appropriate ways to repair, renovate or add to Locally Listed buildings

Suggestions for owners of Locally Listed buildings can be found by clicking on Advice on the drop down under Sudbury Local List on our Home Page.

Please use Contact us if information given on a building is incorrect or can be added to e.g. date of construction, builder involved, alterations made.


Either: Click on a Street Name then on an address. Finally click on the image of the chosen property to enlarge it.

Or: Scroll down to the Image Gallery under the Index which contain images of all the unlisted buildings and click on the one you are interested in.

Index of street names

Unlisted buildings gallery

Click on a property to view full details.