Notable External Feature
The cathedral like proportions of Holy Trinity boast a long battlemented nave with
lower heavily buttressed side isles and south porch and the east side exhibits an
exemplary example of flint flushwork. The tower makes an immediate impression with
its battlements and spire at each corner. Clearly this was an extremely wealthy
parish as is evident in the magnificent proportions of this church which are simply
put, breath taking as are the 74 vast Medieval tracery windows which adorn its form.
The nave at 46.5 metres long is reputed to be the longest of any parish church
in England. You cannot pace the trail of Wool Churches without including Holy Trinity,
itself truly deserving of its accolade as one of the finest examples of a Suffolk
Internal Gems Awaiting Your Discovery...
Internally Holy Trinity is a treasure trove of Medieval Art , and in the north aisle one of the finest collections, in England, of Medieval Glass is well worth a look. Family tombs of wool tycoons, the Cloptons and Martyns are within dedicated chapels built for their commemoration. The Clopton Chantry not only has beautifully painted ceilings but the walls are adorned with verses by the poet monk of Bury St Edmunds, John Lydgate and the lily crucifix on the east window, rare and stunning.