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Posted on 07/17/2013


Photo taken on June 20, 2012



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St. Peter & St. Paul, Eye

St. Peter & St. Paul, Eye
The church of St Peter and St Paul in the small Suffolk town of Eye is a mainly 14th century building, with a late 15th century tower and south porch. It is built of brick and flint with ashlar dressing. The double dedication is quite popular amongst Suffolk's grand wool churches - cf. Lavenham and Clare.

The interior has some interesting monuments including a marble memorial to John Brown (d. 1732) in the south aisle. Much earlier is the altar tomb of Nicholas Cutler (d. 1568) in the north aisle. This tomb has a canopy set on classical columns. Of a similar age and style is the altar tomb of William Honyng (d. 1569) in the south chapel, which is probably by the same mason.

As interesting as those old tombs are, it is a modern work of art that catches your eye as you enter the church; a wonderful rood screen and rood loft created by Sir Ninian Comper in the 1920s. The base of the screen is original, with 15 panels painted around the year 1500 with likenesses of saints and Evangelists, plus Henry VI and St Thomas of Canterbury. Interesting to note that over half of the saints depicted are female. Comper was also responsible for the impressive and colourful east window and the striking font cover.

The churchyard is immediately beside the wonderful medieval timber-framed guildhall, while across the street and half hidden behind more modern buildings are the crumbling stone walls of Eye Castle, atop its high mound.

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Lorraine ~ Kanga ~
Lorraine ~ Kanga ~
Beautiful photo of this lovely Church, the details are incredible.
Thank you for the history.

L'Atelier d'Art
5 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Lovely capture..
Thank you for sharing :-))

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5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Beautifully photographed!
5 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Very beautiful photo.
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good morning from city beautiful Chandigarh ! Have an enjoyable day !
5 years ago.
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
Beautiful image.
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!! Wishing an enjoyable weekend !
5 years ago.