southern part of the village of Creeting St
Mary, roughly that which is now beyond
the A14, was once Creeting All Saints, and the
parish church shared a churchyard with that of Creeting St
Mary. All Saints was a round-towered
church, but seems to have been built without any
foundations, which suggests either antiquity or
extreme carelessness on this exposed hilltop.
Whatever, it was
comprehensively wrecked beyond repair by
a storm in 1800. Some of the masonry may
have been incorporated into a transept
built to accomodate the All Saints
parishioners in the adjacent church of St
Mary; this transept has also disappeared,
replaced by a huge north aisle in the
Nothing remains of
All Saints, although it is possible to
imagine its location, since the slope of
the hill is levelled towards the south
west of the graveyard. There is also a
plaque put up by the District Council,
giving information about the church. You
can also see the font from All Saints,
because it is in the 19th century church
nearby at Stowupland.
Some of the gravestones here would have
been in existence before All Saints'
demise. But don't be fooled by their
location; they've been reordered since.
The parishes were subsumed in one, with a
pretty late Georgian vestry building on
the edge of the graveyard.
Simon Knott, June 2011
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