Church of St John the Baptist, Stanton, Suffolk

Address: Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2XD
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Ruin only. Accessible during daylight hours.
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A partial ruin with a grass carpet

This evocative, partially ruined flint church has a bold tower and fabulous 14th-century windows.

The churchyard is an oasis of trees in unhedged farmland and the floor of the roofless nave and chancel is carpeted with grass. An idyllic spot to stumble across.

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Road directions

9 miles north east of Bury St Edmunds, off A143

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Thurston (6 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 962 738

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.









PDF iconSuffolk County Guide (PDF, 4.85mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Suffolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

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Church of St John the Baptist, Stanton, Suffolk

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.