East Bergholt, Suffolk
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Constable's parents are buried in the churchyard, and there is a memorial to his wife inside the church. St Mary's is a peculiar building in that it has no tower, only a small cupola. The tower was begun in 1525 but the money dried up and it was never finished. As a result, the church bells are housed, upside down, in a 16th-century wooden bellcage in the churchyard.
A short stroll down quiet lanes from the church brings you to Flatford Mill, scene of one of Constable's most famous paintings. The mill is now owned by the National Trust and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Suffolk.
From Flatford you can take footpaths along the Stour, strolling in Constable's footsteps to the nearby town of Dedham, where he attended school.
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About East Bergholt
Address: East Bergholt, Suffolk, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Just off the A12 or B1070, four miles north of Manningtree
Website: East Bergholt
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
East Bergholt, St Mary's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Flatford Bridge Cottage - 0.7 miles (Historic Building)
Dedham, St Mary's Church - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Higham, Suffolk, St Mary's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church)
Langham, St Mary's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Mistley Towers - 3.1 miles (Historic Building)
Little Wenham, All Saints - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Thorington Hall - 3.6 miles (Historic Building)
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