The Crown Hotel
Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JL, United Kingdom
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Holy Trinity Church
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Still a hospital
This beautiful Tudor brick building sits just outside Holy Trinity church. The Hospital of the Undivided Trinity was built in the 1570s by Sir William Cordell, who lived in nearby Kentwell Hall, and served both both Mary and Elizabeth Tudor as queens. He built it as a hospital for "twelve poor men and two servants" and amazingly it is still used as a hospital to this day.
Long Melford - a village that more than lives up to the 'long' part of its name. Houses, shops, cafes and the heavily-timbered Bull Hotel line one of the longest village streets in the country. A busy village with a lot of life still.
Long Melford is another of Suffolks villages that made its mark through the medieval wool industry, and true to form, the prominent local families of the time made sure everyone knew just how wealthy they were by building a parish church of almost cathedral-sized dimensions. Well worth a visit, along with Melfords two impressive stately homes, both open to the public.
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