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St Mary The Virgin, Erwarton

St Mary The Virgin, Erwarton, Suffolk IP9 1LL View on map

Parish church is is dated from the 15th century, including the west tower, but the variety in the facework, especially the surviving areas of small coursed field flints, all suggest a more complex chronology and earlier origins. (a 14th century window survives in the chancel, and the chancel arch may also date from this period). The tower was struck by lightning in 1837 and repaired mainly in brickwork, which included the partial blocking of the belfry windows.


Opening Arrangements

Daily: 8.30am - dusk. The vestry, with access to the tower is locked, but can be opened if the key holder is contacted. On rare occasions the door may be locked but key holders phone and address details are readily available.


9 miles south-east of Ipswich following the B1456. Rail: Ipswich. Bus: Route 98 (every two hours).

Parking Spaces


Further parking in field just beyond church.

Disabled Access

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