St Mary's Church, Chilton, Suffolk

Chilton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2ZB
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Opening times:
10am - 5pm on the 1st & 3rd Sunday each month from April to October. Addtional Wednesday opening throughout July 12-2pm. At other times, key available from near by business Jam Tartz
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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.


  • Access information
    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.
  • Directions
    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
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Sudbury (0.9 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.

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