All Saints' Church, Ellough, Suffolk
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A striking hilltop church
This fourteenth-century hilltop church with its square tower stands boldly above a narrow valley south of Beccles. The pulpit has the names of nineteenth-century laborours carved into its base and also interesting are the fifteenth-century font, a great collection of brasses and the restored cambered tie-beam timber roof with braces. The original south porch was added in 1602. Butterfield restored the church in 1882 and was responsible for the east window and reredos.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A picturesque ruin by the sea
Acces is via the south side. There is one step into the church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, this church has natural lighting only. There is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.
2 miles south of Beccles off A145. Follow Historic Church signs from A145 along Church Lane and Church Road. Parking available by church.
Nearest railway station: Beccles (2.6 miles)
History & Further 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.Suffolk County Guide 2012
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.
Useful local links:
Visit Suffolk tourism website: www.visitsuffolk.com
Suffolk Tourist guide website: www.suffolktouristguide.com
Suffolk Local History Council: www.slhc.org.uk
Suffolk Family History Society: www.suffolkfhs.co.uk
Suffolk Churches website: www.suffolkchurches.co.uk
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & History: www.suffolkarch.org.uk
Suffolk Historic Churches Trust: www.shct.org.uk