Were cottages flattened?

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I am a keen amateur historian and have recently moved to the area from the West Country.

I recently came across an address called Gooseberry Row, Sudbury, in an old document. The name really intrigued me as I had never heard of it and could not find it on a map.

However, I have found a picture on a website and an old plan which shows that it was a row of old weavers cottages with gardens which used to be at the bottom of what is now North Street Car Park, where the motorcycles park.

I wondered if readers who lived in that area, or who know Sudbury’s history, might know what happened to Gooseberry Row – why weren’t they renovated?

It looks as though they must have been flattened and concreted over simply to expand/build the car park.

Anyone who can help should email martinbanwell@hotmail.com.

Martin Banwell

High Street

Cavendish