Notable External Features
Built in the English perpendicular style the exterior walls of St Peter and St Paul church display competent examples of knapped flint and stone flushwork. The oldest surviving part is the base of the tower dating back to the 13th century, which still dominates this impressive church and houses the eight bells which remains the heaviest ring in Suffolk. A further feature surviving its medieval construction are the stunning rood stair turrets complete with mini spire situated either side of the east end of the nave.
Internal Gems Awaiting Your Discovery ...
Despite William Dowsing's attempt to destroy all stained glass images in 1643 the extraordinary survival of a few of the medieval panels, including those of the sun and the moon is a rarity and unique within East Anglia. The heraldic shield stained glass window is also notable as it contains pieces of medieval glass throughout, rescued after the aforementioned destruction. The later window of the crucifixion by FC Eden is particularly stunning and is located in the north aisle.
Other interesting items which survived within the church are the late 15th century brass lectern in the form of an eagle with three dogs as feet, an 18th century bell ringer's 'gotch' or beer jug and a private pew with inscribed with the emblems of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
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