Church of St John the Baptist, Stanton, Suffolk

Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2XD
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
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 fourteenth-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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This church costs £684 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

A contribution can also be made by texting "STN" to 70970 to donate £5 or 70191 to donate £10.  Thank you.

  • Access information

    Church ruin is located in a small village and there is on-road parking next to the churchyard.

    The route in and around the ruins of the church are very grassy and quite overgrown. Sturdy footwear is advised.

  • Facilities & Hire

    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, this ruin is has no lighting, heating, running water or toilet facilities.

  • Directions
    9 miles north east of Bury St. Edmunds. From the A143 at Stanton follow Historic Church sign into Bardwell Road to church.
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Thurston (6 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    Useful 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.

  • Community information

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