Saturday, 3 May 2014

Blythburgh, Suffolk

I have been so preoccupied with knitting recently that I forgot to put on some photographs of our Easter trip away. I was ill for a few weeks before, so this trip really restored me. 

We had a few days in Suffolk, staying in Blythburgh, which is just a few miles from the coast. The area is known for its marshland and mudflats, and wildlife. This was our view from the end of the garden, and we had some lovely walks both up and down the River Blyth, following the old disused railway track. I have some other photos of the coast and wildlife, but I thought I would concentrate on those I took in Blythburgh in this post and put those in another.

The church in Blythburgh is known as the Cathedral of the Marshes. Blythburgh is a small village, so the size of this church is quite amazing. I rather stupidly didn't take a photo of the outside, but if you want to read more there is a really good site here Holy Trinity, Blythburgh.

The ceiling with its wooden angels is just beautiful. There are 12 angels in all. I am not sure if the angel below is as old, but I really liked her too.

The wooden figures on the end of every pew were very unusual. These bench ends represent the seven deadly sins, the seven works of mercy, and the seasons.

This Madonna and Child was made by Peter Ball in 1997. We called her "The Big Foot Madonna".

This was the view from one of the windows up a spiral staircase. I did take a shot where the churchyard was in focus, but much prefer this moody view.

And finally this sunset also seen from our kitchen window


  1. Lovely pictures...all of them. I especially like the first and last ones. They bookend your post beautifully.

    Here is my Saturday Snapshot.

  2. Lovely photos. It looks like a beautiful part of the country.

  3. I always enjoy walks in marshlands and mudflats, really anything that puts me out with nature.

    The moody view of the churchyard appeals to me too.

  4. What a gorgeous place. I was expecting the outside to be wooden too, but I guess that wouldn't have lasted through the ages.

  5. Lovely! The meadow view with the sun on the grasses is just ethereal!

  6. What super photos. I love the sunset and the churchyard.

    How are you getting on with making your daughters bridesmaid dress? xx

  7. Love a good Church, this one seemed to have so much on interest. Your urchins in the post below are absolutely amazing, so creative and perfectly formed.

  8. Wow! What lovely photos. The church is amazing. I felt like I was in a Jane Eyre novel. I wish I could live near the beautiful English countryside. By the way, the header photo you asked about was taken in Lacock village in Wiltshire County.

  9. I do love Suffolk looks like you had a lovely escape
    Clare x