Bessingham Manor House

Bessingham Manor House was built in 1870 for the Spurrell family who had farming connections in Suffolk stretching back 500 years. The house originally had 52 acres but this had been reduced to a more manageable 5. Sold in 1952 to Robert Gamble whom unfortunately found the general maintenance to much - in addition a poor quality roof repair which led to massive water damage to part of the house including partial collapse of the second floor.

Below is a link depicting a photograph the Manor House taken in 1905. It depicts the 'Dancing Bear' that was a rather eccentric attraction.

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'Retired Stove'
faded Aga
 
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