The 2015 edition of the Pevsner guide to Suffolk East says: "Town House, S of the church. Late C15 or C16 guildhall, later almshouses, now a private house. Timber-framed and plastered, with a massive external chimneystack at one end."

The Historic England listing particulars confirm this and are here.

The Cratfield Guild is featured in Chapter Seven of the book "Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Mediaeval East Anglia c1470-1550" - see sources.

The extract(s) below are taken from one or more of the following articles in PSIAH (see the Sources page for details of how to access).

Morley, C., 1926, A check-list of the sacred buildings of Suffolk, to which are added Gilds. XIX Part 2, 168-211.

Redstone, V. B., 1904, Chapels, Chantries and Gilds in Suffolk. XII Part 1, 1-87. Has abstracts of 39 gild certificates, 18 in Bury (presumably the 1389 returns). Also details of Ipswich Corpus Christi gild.

Redstone, V. B., 1937. IV. Extracts from wills and other material, showing the history of Suffolk churches, chantries and guilds (Appendix to article published in Proceedings Vol XII). XXIII Part 1, 50-78.
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