Churches of Suffolk
Series: Churches of ...
- Sarah E. Doig
15th June 2023
Suffolk boasts by far the greatest number of Domesday churches of any county surveyed by William the Conqueror in 1086. Over the centuries, many of these buildings have been renewed, enlarged and altered, whilst others have sadly disappeared either completely or partially from the landscape. Some of Suffolk’s churches are more recent additions. The present-day churches of Suffolk, therefore, offer a diversity of styles of architecture and of construction, both inside and out. They range from flint round towers to whole buildings built using prefabricated cement blocks, from meticulously carved pew ends to flamboyant ceilings bursting with colour, and from angelic musicians to demonic wall paintings. For this book, the author presents a selection of not only the best of Suffolk churches but also the curious and intriguing, all of which tell the rich history of Suffolk and its people at prayer.
This fascinating picture of an important part of the history of Suffolk over the centuries will be of interest to all those who live in or are visiting this attractive county in England.