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13 January 2013

Rather English - See the roof angels at Holy Trinity Blythburgh

A spectacular church in the Suffolk countryside, Holy Trinity Blythburgh is a huge church which stands on the site of earlier constructions dating back as far as the 7th century, and is noted for its stunning collection of roof angels. The church is often referred to as the Cathedral of the Marshes and at the time of Domesday Book, Blythburgh had one of the richest churches in Suffolk.

The church has many interesting features including a priest’s room, used for private prayers for the church’s benefactors, and extant marks on the door from a lightning storm which took place during a morning service in the 16th century. It has also notably been used by Benjamin Britten for some of the concerts of the annual Aldeburgh Festival. The church is open daily and when your author arrived - two minutes before the scheduled opening time - he was pleased to be met by the keyholder strolling merrily up the path.

For more, see http://www.holytrinityblythburgh.org.uk

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