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Covehithe, St Andrew's Church

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South east exterior
Church tower
Ruined archway
Church and tower
Corbel head
Ruined arch
Ruined south wall
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Covehithe, St Andrew's Church
Covehithe, St Andrew's Church

A very peculiar church in an exposed position on the Suffolk coast. St Andrew's was once a glorious medieval building. By 1672 the inhabitants were finding the upkeep of their grand church too difficult, so they got permission to remove the roof and build a much smaller church within the ruins. So in essence you have a church built within a church.

The small church is still in use, but the tower is no more than a wonderful landmark, and the interior is usually inaccessible. The tower dates to the 14th century, though the body of the church was probably much earlier. The original medieval font is preserved in the newer 17th century church.

The walls of the medieval church stand like forelorn windbreaks, enclosing the newer building. The tower is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, but is usually closed to visitors, though the ruins are freely accessible and the small church is usually open.

About Covehithe, St Andrew's Church
Address: Covehithe, Suffolk, England, NR34 7JW
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 7 miles south of Lowestoft off the A12
Website: Covehithe, St Andrew's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
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OS: TM522818
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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