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St Mary, The Street

St Mary, The Street, Bawdsey, Suffolk IP12 3AH View on map

St Mary's is a medieval church of great character and charm, which demonstrates its chronology in a most graphic and impressive way. The oldest parts of the Nave date from 1210 and the Tower from 1320. It has an historic Joseph Hart organ and the Quilters (who built Bawdsey Manor) have a family tomb in the Churchyard


Opening Arrangements

Open everyday of the year - 9am to 5pm Winter; 8am to 8pm Summer


Bawdsey is a small village, approximately 7 miles south-east of Melton on the B1083 road. The church is situated in the centre of the village, about half a mile from the sea. Rail: Melton (7miles)

Parking Spaces


Two disabled car-parking spaces in churchyard. Ten other car-parking spaces in War Memorial ground opposite.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes