All Saints' Church, South Elmham, Suffolk
- What's nearby
A wildflower-filled churchyard
All Saints stands at the end of a lane behind the moated Church Farm. It has a charming round tower that is early Norman in origin. Also noteworthy are the massive early thirteenth-century font, medieval benches with animal-shaped ends and some attractive old glass. The Suffolk Wildlife Trust cares for the churchyard which abounds with wildflowers in the early summer.
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Brilliant carvings and a legendary beast
The church is half a mile down an unmade up bridle way. There may be rough grass across the churchyard. and there is a small step into the church itself.
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.
5 miles south of Bungay. From the A143 at Homersfield and the B1062 follow brown signs to South Elmham Hall and Minster via Saint Cross and St. Margaret South Elmham. Follow Historic Church sign north of All Saints South Elmham to church.
Nearest railway station: Halesworth (5.8 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 we care 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