Lavenham 300 Monuments
Lavenham is a sizeable but picturesque village, located just north of Colchester in mid Suffolk, England. Thousands of visitors flock to the quaint streets of Lavenham every year, most of whom come to see its many renowned medieval houses and structures, most of which are in the classically attractive 'half-timbered' style. The most famous of these buildings, and therefore the best renovated and most cared for of the buildings (though it is really more of a monument than a building), is the 16th century Guildhall in the Market Place, which is one of Lavenhams most visited sites, not to mention the its dignified, grandiose church.
When visiting Lavenham, be sure to make time to stop off at the villages intriguing and quirky Crooked House - a sight that is certainly worth a visit. You may notice that many of the non-listed houses a painted pink, which is in fact the trademark colour for the local area. Almost any street you walk down in Lavenham is likely to be home to a beautiful listed building - after all, there are over 300 of them, ranging in various Grades, in Lavenham village alone! Here are a few examples of the Grade I listed buildings -