Badwell Green is a small, dispersed grouping of some 15 homes, 1 mile east of Badwell Ash itself.
Badwell Hall, a Tudor manor house, sits at its western end. It is now a private residence. Pevsner lists it in his book ‘The Buildings of England: Suffolk' (2nd Edition, Penguin 1974) as ‘High House, 1 m E [of Badwell Ash]. Fragment of a large Elizabethan house. Projections to W and S with polygonal angle buttresses or turrets. Mullioned and transomed windows, mostly C19, some with pediments. Steeply stepped gables.'
The grassy bridle/footpath (Kiln Lane) going east at the road junction at Badwell Green takes riders and ramblers into a charming collection of lanes. The lanes run between fields and are usually bordered by trees and ditches. They form part of the ‘Hundred Lanes,' so named because they bordered ‘Hundreds' - stretches of land designated in Anglo-Saxon times as areas with 100 households. Suffolk Hundreds were created in 10th Century and recorded in the Domesday Book.
A circular walk from Long Thurlow to Badwell Green and round some of the Hundred Lanes is available here.