Church of St John the Baptist, Stanton, Suffolk
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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.
24 June 2018 - 24 June 2018
“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.” In the church without a roof on Midsummer's Weekend, come and enjoy Shakespeare's Classic Play
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
Remains of a long vanished village
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.
9 miles north east of Bury St. Edmunds. From the A143 at Stanton follow Historic Church sign into Bardwell Road to church.
Nearest railway station: Thurston (6 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 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