January 2019 meeting – Henry Crossman

Henry Crossman, 1711-1792

Barry gave us a talk about this clergyman who was born in Sudbury and spent much of his life in the area. He was a contemporary of the painter Thomas Gainsborough and Barry wondered whether they knew each other.

From 1760 Henry and his wife lived in the house called St Mary’s in Stour Street. He made many changes to the house.

In 1767 he purchased land in Market Hill, Sudbury, and had a house built for his daughter, who married in 1768. It was the first house in the town to be built entirely of brick. It is now Lloyds Bank.

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