Villages often associated with medieval greens, in places called tyes. Parklands are prominent in some parts such as East Suffolk (eg Helmingham). There are also a large number of medieval moats throughout this landscape.
Varied field pattern including a mixture of irregular and sinuous boundaries, the latter often defined by bushy hedgerows. 20th-century boundary removal and reorganisation has led to some regularisation of field shapes.
Rural settlement is fairly dense, comprising a clustered pattern of villages, hamlets and large outlying farms, connected by a network of winding, often hedged lanes and paths. Little to no 20th century development.
Strong vernacular tradition of timber-framed buildings, tiled roofs and some thatch. Also some 19th and 20th century brick buildings, especially in the linear hamlets and on the enclosed greens.
Historic development :
This is a landscape dominated by enclosures of medieval and earlier origin, including some areas with co-axial patterns. Late enclosures are a minor element. Fieldscapes have seen significant modification in the 20th century.