Cratfield, St Mary the Virgin Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Superb Seven Sacrament font
There is more to St Mary the Virgin than just the font, of course. The oldest part of the building is 14th century, with a 15th century west tower. Above the tower entrance door beautifully carved figures of a dragon and a wildman, or woodwose, decorate the spandrels.
Within the church are 20 Jacobean pews with poppyhead ends. A section of a 15th century screen stands against the west wall of the nave, near several grave slabs, 2 with brass inscriptions. The best preserved memorial, however, is an 18th century one to Sarah Mynne (d. 1724) in the north aisle. This tomb seems to be set over a niche which may be a medieval aumbrey cupboard. There is also a nicely decorated medieval piscina in the sanctuary, and a Jacobean pulpit with very well carved ornamental panels.
About Cratfield, St Mary the Virgin Church
Address: Church Road, Cratfield, Suffolk, England, IP19 0BX
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Cratfield lies on minor roads 4 miles west of Halesworth.
Cratfield, St Mary the Virgin Church Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Halesworth, St Mary's Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church)
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