Welcome to Playford Hall

Nestled in the village of Playford in the beautiful Fynn Valley - you'll find Playford Hall. Playford Hall is a Grade II* moated Elizabethan mansion, the eastern half of which is considered to have been demolished in the middle of the 18th century. It is believed to date back to c. 1590 when it was built for Sir Anthony Felton, Sheriff of Suffolk. 

Playford Hall's most notable and celebrated resident was the abolitionist, Thomas Clarkson who is known  helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves. Thomas Clarkson died at Playford Hall in 1846 and is buried at St Mary's Church, Playford.


Playford Hall is set in 30 acres on the River Fynn. Its gardens were principally designed by Lady Penelope Aitken in 1960 and whilst, the gardens are not listed themselves they are a most special feature of the property. 

Playford Hall is a private residence owned and occupied by the Melrose family who open the gardens and grounds to support the work of various charities.