Tuesday 8 February 2022

In the days before planning permission...

....this sort of thing happened. What you're looking at are post Medieval houses built into the western wall of the former abbey church which fell victim to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. I've never seen anything quite like it before and they'd certainly never be able to get it past the planning department these days!

This was in Bury St Edmunds last summer. This week will be a bit of a mish-mash as won't be going anywhere for the next few days.



  1. It may have occurred pre planning days - but what character and can you imagine the estate agent glee and hand rubbing😸

  2. Proof that they had good taste back then! Some of the disasters that get permission now I hope won't be around in 100's of years. x

  3. That would be an amazing place to live, though.

  4. So a modernish building was built just attaching to the old walls? Besides not being approved, it's just bizarre!

  5. When I worked in BSE and walked past these everyday I often thought it would be interesting to live in one, but then I thought of all the people who peer in the windows - so maybe not!


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