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Hadleigh is a market town of 8300 people (2011) on the River Brett in Suffolk, England. It has a 15th-century timber-framed Guildhall and many fine examples of timber and brick listed buildings, some with highly detailed 17th-century plasterwork or "pargeting". Most of these buildings can be found in the High Street, Angel Street, Benton Street and the immediately surrounding area.


St Mary's Church and Deanery Tower

Hadleigh was a wool town, and like Lavenham, Long Melford and Kersey, it was also a cloth making town. It has 246 listed buildings.

Get in


Hadleigh is on the B1070 (from the A12 north of Colchester) and was on the A1071 (in between Sudbury and Ipswich), though it's now been bypassed. Hadleigh is on the Regional Cycle Route 48.

By bus


Beestons 91 buses run between Ipswich and Sudbury.

By rail


Hadleigh no longer has a railway station; the nearest are in Ipswich, Sudbury and Manningtree.

Get around


The town is small enough to see on foot.


  • 1 Benton End House. A Grade II* listed building on Benton Street, was a large medieval farmhouse. From 1940 it was the home of Sir Cedric Morris, artist and plantsman, who formed the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing there. Students included Lucian Freud and Maggi Hambling. Benton End House (Q17534014) on Wikidata Benton End on Wikipedia
  • 2 Hadleigh Library, 29 High Street, IP7 5AG, +44 1473 823778. tourist information also in the library. Hadleigh Library (Q55113028) on Wikidata
  • 3 Hadleigh Town Hall, The Guildhall, IP7 5DN, +44 1473 822544. Guildhall (Q17542234) on Wikidata
  • 4 St Mary's Church, Church Street, IP7 5DT, +44 7704 778325. free. St Mary, Hadleigh (Q7594546) on Wikidata St Mary, Hadleigh on Wikipedia




  • 1 Hadleigh Co-op, 72 High Street, IP7 5EF. M-Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 10AM-4PM.
  • 2 Morrisons, Boswell Lane, IP7 6LB. M-Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 10AM-4PM.
  • 3 Hadleigh Market, Market Place, IP7 5DL. every Friday 9AM-2PM.






  • 1 The Gables B&B Hadleigh, 108-110 High Street, IP7 5EL, +44 1473 828126. 4-bedroom B&B. Also runs a 3-bedroom self-catering house, Mulberry Cottage. £85-145 per night.



As of Sep 2022, Hadleigh and the highway from Ipswich have 5G from EE, but no signal from other UK carriers.

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