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St Mary the Virgin, Rectory Road

St Mary the Virgin, Rectory Road, Wortham, Suffolk IP22 1SL View on map

12th century tower and nave, aisles and chancel mid to late 14th century. Restored 1856, 1891-3, chancel re-roofed 1904, south porch rebuilt 1908. The tower is said to be the largest Norman round tower in England, originally possibly a watchtower. The tower has been open and ruinous since 1789. The well known novelist and social recorder Revd Richard Cobbold was rector from 1828 to 1877.


Opening Arrangements

At all times.


1 mile north of A143 on Wortham to Roydon road at T-junction. Rail: Diss (4 miles). No regular bus service.

Parking Spaces


Car park is on north side of the church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes