History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There is a secret passage between the Hall and the parish church of St Andrew's, perhaps used by smugglers, or by Catholic priests during the Reformation.
The church is an intriguing mix of new and old; a 14th-century building almost completely rebuilt by AW Blomfield in the 19th century.
The most unusual feature is the romantic, ruined tower, covered in ivy. According to one story, the tower fell down in 1821, killing a passing cow. More prosaically, it may have been destroyed by an 18th-century storm. The church bell stands outside, at the foot of the tower, supported by a modern timber frame.
Address: Alderton, Suffolk, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the B1083 between Woodbridge and Bawdsey
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Alderton, St Andrew's Church - 0.5 miles (Historic Church)
Bawdsey, St Mary the Virgin Church - 1.2 miles (Historic Church)
Shottisham, St Margaret of Antioch Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Sutton Hoo - 5.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Butley, St John the Baptist Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church)
Landguard Fort - 6.7 miles (Historic Building)
Felixstowe Museum - 6.8 miles (Museum)
Ufford, St Mary of the Assumption Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church)
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