St Andrew's Church, Covehithe, Suffolk
- What's nearby
A picturesque ruin by the sea
Once a glorious medieval church, St Andrew's now lies in picturesque ruin by the sea, with only the lofty fourteenth-century tower (preserved as a sea mark) and a curtain of original walling surviving. A smaller thatched-roof church, built in 1672 when the inhabitants were given permission to dismantle the older church and still in use, nestles inside the ruins. One hopes that the rapidly encroaching sea will leave this lovely place to be enjoyed for a few more decades.
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This church costs £802 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page: http://bit.ly/31Vj601
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A pair of eccentric churches
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
There is a pathway to main church. Routes in and around the ruins of the church are very grassy and can be overgrown. Sturdy footwear is advised.
Facilities & Hire
The ruin and tower are unlit.
miles south of Lowestoft off the A12. In the centre of Wrentham follow Historic Church signs via Mill Lane. Parking in lay-by by church
Nearest railway station: Lowestoft (7 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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 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