A History of Number Ten

Known originally as “Tudor Shops” Lady Street, Lavenham. Number 10 has a trading history that can be traced back to Henry VII’s era. Made up of several buildings both on Lady Street and Water Street, the original footprint of the building has increased over the years.

For most of the 20th and 21st Century, the building was a private home, most recently lovingly renovated 10 years ago by owners Simon Turner and Holly Bellingham. The building was empty for several years before the idea of Number Ten Wine Bar and Kitchen was hatched and following long negotiations with various historical bodies, on 18th November 2013, the doors were opened to the public for the first time in recent history.

Described as one of Lavenhams most architecturally and historically important buildings, it rightly has found its place on the Tourist Information’s Guided Walks and crowds of history lovers been able to fully enjoy the experience of visiting a Grade I listed building.