Darsham, All Saints Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The church is built of flint, as so many are in this area of east Suffolk, with a nave, chancel, south porch and a 15th century west tower.
The oldest features of All Saints are a pair of Norman doorways. One serves as the main entrance, while the north door opposite has been blocked up. Both of these doors show very worn Romanesque carving and are probably of 12th-century date, perhaps about 1120 or even earlier.
The nave was raised in the 15th century and late Perpendicular windows added. The windows in the chancel are slightly earlier, ranging from the 14th to the 16th century.
There is an octagonal font supported by carved lions, a royal coat of arms to George IV, and carved oak pews, but the major historic interest at Darsham is provided by some very nice mid-17th century memorial brasses, including that of Anne Bedingfield (d. 1641), which shows the costume of the deceased woman in very fine detail.
On the wall is a very impressive - and very Jacobean - memorial to another Bedingfield, Sir Thomas, who served as Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster under Charles I.
About Darsham, All Saints Church
Address: The Street, Darsham, East Anglia, Suffolk, England, IP17 3QA
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On The Street, just off the A12
Darsham, All Saints Church Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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