The Church of St Edmund, King & Martyr 3

St Edmunds is indeed a rich treasure trove of a church. In the Lady Chapel there are some surviving medieval benches and the only brass to remain from the same period. In the South Aisle is an Elizabethan Communion Table, which is a great rarity to find.

View from the town of the church tower

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Southwold Jack is one to spot inside! He was originally designed to strike a bell at the hours and quarters in connection with the mechanism of a clock. Apart from his sword Jack’s accoutrements date from the time of the Wars of the Roses. He has a “younger nephew” at Blythburgh Church. Jack still rings his bell at the start of a service.

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And at last a  final photo of this wonderful church.

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To appreciate Southwold I thought I would add a few photos of the town itself. I recommend the water driven clock and the cake shop both on the Pier, the fish and chips by the beach, the little shop Gone Crabbing, and the wonderful second-hand shop tucked away off the back streets. Wander, and enjoy! The beach huts rarely come up for sale, but when they do…they cost the price of a small house.

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4 thoughts on “The Church of St Edmund, King & Martyr 3

  1. Great photos, its a lovely place to visit on a sunny day, for some reason we didn’t visit the church on our last visit…..but will now pay a return visit, after seeing all your lovely photos 🙂

  2. A really interesting and lovely post ~ so much to see in the church alone but the town looks charming as well, Thank you for sharing so much of your visit

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