St Mary's Church, Chilton, Suffolk
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Memories of the High Sheriff of Suffolk
Away from its village, but with industrial Sudbury coming ever closer, St Mary's has just managed to maintain its isolation. This is a fifteenth-century stone-and-flint church, with a splendid sixteenth-century red brick tower. The chapel - the Crane Chantry - has stunning monuments to Robert Crane, High Sheriff of Suffolk, and his two wives. There are also some lovely fifteenth-century glass fragments remaining that escaped restoration.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A magnificent Medieval church with stunning interior
Roadside parking. Shingle path to churchyard and uneven grass path to the church. Narrow doorway between nave and north chapel. Narrow doorway into church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, this church only has natural lighting. There is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.
1 mile north east of Sudbury off A134 Northern Road and B1115 Waldingfield Road. Follow Historic Church signs from Waldingfield Road roundabout with Churchfield Road
Nearest railway station: Sudbury (0.9 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