St Mary's Church, Chilton, Suffolk

Chilton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2ZB
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Opening times:
Open daily 10am to 4pm
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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.

Please click here for a free audio tour

This church costs £2,212 a year to maintain. Please make a contribution towards it's upkeep at our donate page:

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

Chilton Guide


  • 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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