Notable External Feature
The imposing flint and stone tower of St Peter and St Paul church, believed to be the work of master mason John Clerk, is visible for miles and much debate exists locally as to whether this or its neighbouring rival of Holy Trinity in Long Melford, is the crowning glory of Suffolk's wool churches. Personally my favourite is the latter but local opinion remains firmly divided. Much of the work on the nave, aisles and clerestories is attributed toe his successor John Wastell responsible for St Mary both in Cambridge and Saffron Walden.
Internal Gems Awaiting Your Discovery ...
The west window (below the tower) was restored after sustaining damage from a bomb blast during the Second World War and is perhaps the nicest lass within the church. whilst few Medieval artefacts remain, one such is the early 16th century par closed heavily carved chantry chapels which have been suggested not to be dissimilar in style to the screen of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey.
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