Suffolk

Repairs at Sibton Abbey and bridge

The roofless walls of Sibton Abbey mark the site of an important Cistercian House and wider landscape that was altered following the Reformation.  The quality of construction is good, with dressed stone, vaults and arches, but much material has been quarried and over a long period of time the ruins became unstable.  Extensive repairs were necessary, and these also included a carefully strengthening a bridge raised in the 1770s which had become distorted and partially collapsed.  Completion of Phase One of the project resulted in it winning the 2019 Conservation category of East Suffolk District Council's Quality of Place Awards.