Suffolk was known in medieval times as 'Silly Suffolk', derived from the Old English word sælig, meaning 'Holy Suffolk'. It was twice holy: many religious buildings were dotted all over the county, and the Abbey of St. Edmund at Bury which contained the shrine of the martyred Saxon King was of great importance.

Therefore, 'Silly Suffolk' also has a great concentration of medieval churches: about 500 can be found nowadays in this English county, of which 38 are Round Tower Churches. Due to this quite substantial number, I have divided the county into two sections you will find below.

How to use the map

The map shows the locations of all the Round Tower Churches in Suffolk. There are 38 entries for this country altogether. Only 37 are displayed on this website, as the current owners of Hengrave Hall do no allow ANY visitors to the church on their grounds. All 38 are existing church buildings, some of which are no longer in use as a parish church, but are in the care of different trusts. On the map, you see the existing buildings marked with Yellow circles. You can click on each symbol to see a preview photo of each church.

Round Tower Churches in Suffolk

Link to the Suffolk Churches A-I

Aldham St Mary to Ilketshall St Margaret

Link to the Suffolk Churches L-W

Little Bradley All Saints to Wortham St Mary