At the sign of the Barking lion...

Suffolk Churches: my Top Fifty

At the sign of the Barking lion... - a journey through the churches of Suffolk




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All things considered, these are my favourite fifty Suffolk churches. I don't claim them to necessarily be the best, or the most significant, as it is a matter of personal taste.When I visit a church, the atmosphere is at least as important a part of the 'wow factor' for me as any major historical survivals. I generally prefer smaller churches to bigger ones. I like churches to be rough and ready rather than over-neat, but I do like them to be well kept and have a bit of modern work in. If my order seems a bit iffy, then all I can say in in my defence is that it can easily change at a whim.

1. Blythburgh

2. Westhall

3. Thornham Parva

4. Badley

5. Denston

6. Ufford

7. Long Melford

8. Kedington

9. Southwold

10. Wingfield


11. Mendlesham

12. Hessett

13. Dennington

14. Icklingham All Saints

15. Brundish

16. Orford

17. Sotterley

18. Gipping

19. Monk Soham

20. Combs


21. Lakenheath

22. Eye

23. Brent Eleigh

24. Cowlinge

25. Boxford

26. Ramsholt

27. Barsham

28. Kettlebaston

29. Flowton

30. Bury St Mary


31. Woolpit

32. Stowlangtoft

33. Withersfield

34. Westhorpe

35. Cavenham

36. Cotton

37. Grundisburgh

38. Fressingfield

39. Hawkedon

40. Wissington


41. Mildenhall

42. Stoke by Nayland

43. Lavenham

44. Iken

45. Polstead

46. Kesgrave Holy Family

47. Barking

48. Wenhaston

49. Ipswich Unitarian

50. Wilby




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