The team at Emmerson Critchley Ltd is delighted to announce that the firm will be undertaking a property development project in south Suffolk.
The project follows the firm’s successful purchase of a stunning Grade II Listed barn, which offers an abundance of character, and was formerly a coach house to the historic Black Boy public house in the heart of Sudbury.
Sudbury enjoys an exceptional heritage, much of which was as a centre of commerce. It’s a place that has reputedly held a market since the early 11th century and also enjoyed a prosperous textiles industry during the Middle Ages. By the 18th century, Sudbury was also recognised as a centre of excellence for art – Thomas Gainsborough was born in the town, and John Constable was inspired by the Stour Valley surrounds.
Throughout the ages, visitors have flocked to Sudbury. Located on the Market Hill, the Black Boy public house offered weary passers-by a wonderful place in which rest and restock. In bygone times, passing tradesman and visitors reputedly paid a fee of one penny to stable a horse in the coach house, (the barn now under the ownership of Emmerson Critchley Ltd), while they were able to go and enjoy the offerings and surroundings of the Black Boy public house. The successes of the Black Boy Bar & Hotel continue to this day – it’s just won a coveted Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2018.
The team at Emmerson Critchley Ltd has been utterly inspired by the barn’s rich history and this development project totally resonates with the firm’s ethos of restoring and respecting traditional buildings, and giving them a new lease of life.
Founder and Director of Emmerson Critchley Ltd, Emmerson Marshall-Critchley explains: “I am so proud that the firm now owns this wonderful barn. We will utilise all our traditional building skills and expertise to sympathetically restore this wonderful, historic barn.”
If you would like to discuss a potential property development opportunity, then please do feel welcome to contact us