A Stroll Around Chelsworth

Bernard & Heather Quinlan's,  'A Gentle stroll' around Chelsworth Village - Click the right arrow to move on.

A short way, further the right, you may see the remaining parts of Robert Pocklington’s mansion, built in George II’s reign (c. 1750).

Happily, this drawing survives to remind of his Chelsworth Hall - but the main building was lost at the end of the 19th century, and the new hall was built higher up on the hill to the south.

Over the bridge stands Bridge House, once the farmhouse for a hundred-acre estate called “Pylcrekes”, as the Court Rolls of the Manor record.

Like most of the property in Chelsworth, it was “owned” by copyhold tenants of the Manor - and all its changes of ownership, whether by inheritance or by sale, can be traced back to the 16th century, when a man called Robert Reason purchased it.