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All Saints Church Icklingham

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A treasure house of local craftmanship.

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There has been a settlement at Icklingham at least since Roman times, situated as it is at an important junction of the Icknield Way, one of the most important ancient routes.

All Saints’ is an unspoilt thatched church, built largely in the 14th-century although it is of Norman origin. The church is a treasure house of local craftsmanship which is reflected in the very high quality of every feature of the church.

Since it has not been used as a parish church for over 100 years, it remains one of the best examples of an unspoilt Suffolk church.

Along the tops of the north and south walls are beautifully carved cornices, with more carving around the niches at each side of the east window in the aisle. Traces of paint here show that the stonework would originally have been richly decorated.

All the windows have elegant tracery and there is some excellent Medieval stained glass in the south windows, showing two saints, with canopies above.

The beautifully carved font is early 14th-century and is octagonal, each side carrying a different design.

Another glory of the church is the floor of the chancel and sanctuary, laid with 14th-century tiles. All different in shape, colour and design, they combine to form a brilliant mosaic.

All Saints Church Icklingham
The Hall Close
Icklingham
Suffolk
IP28 6PU