Suffolk Wall Painting Trail
Home The Church Wall Paintings The Project Gallery Teaching Resources Visiting Links

North-western Suffolk is lucky enough to have a large number of churches that still contain some of their original medieval decoration. Although few of them can rival Lakenheath for the sheer quantity of surviving paint schemes, many of them still contain very significant paintings and welcome visitors to come and see them. The church of St Mary, Troston, is perhaps one of the most spectacular - being one of the few places in England where you can find two paintings of St George within the same church. In addition, Troston, like Lakenheath, is justly famous for its superb depiction of St Edmund. The images at Troston underwent extensive conservation at the same time as those at Lakenheath and many remarkable new discoveries were made.

The map below highlights a few of the local churches that contain surviving medieval wall painting. Some are more fragmentary than others - but all give an insight into the fantastically colourful world that was the medieval parish church. If visiting these churches please remember that, although they welcome visitors to look at the wall paintings, they are first and foremost places of worship. Please respect the churches themselves and the local people who do so much to keep them available to the public. Please check individual churches for opening details. Simply click on the map to enlarge and print out your own copy.

dummy map A3 v3 low res.pdf