An Amble south of Dennington

This tramp around the fields south of Dennington is an easy outing before Sunday lunch in fine weather, and includes a visit to one of the finest Suffolk Churches.

c.5 miles; 2.5 hours

OS Map

OS Map

This walk starts in the square in the centre of Dennington, outside the Church and goes down the road towards Framlingham to find a signpost. Be careful here: the path is through the churchyard and the signpost, pointing across the fields, is deceptive.

Signpost in Dennington, just beyond the Church, on Framlingham Road

Signpost in Dennington, just beyond the Church, on Framlingham Road

Gate into Dennington Churchyard

Gate into Dennington Churchyard

Fields beyond Dennington

Fields beyond Dennington

The Roman Road

The Roman Road

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Hill Farm

Hill Farm

Framlingham Hall is a 16C building, with later alterations, and three ponds which were probably ornamental rather than part of a moat.

Framlingham Hall

Framlingham Hall

Rolling gate

Rolling gate

The Church of St Mary in Dennington is 12C-14C and filled with interesting features: triple pulpit, carved pew ends, rood lofts, beautiful tombs, parclose screens.

The Church of St Mary, Dennington

The Church of St Mary, Dennington

In Dennington Churchyard

In Dennington Churchyard

Sciapod benchend

Sciapod benchend

St Mary's Church, Dennington

St Mary’s Church, Dennington

The tomb of Lord and Lady Bardolf. Sir William Phelip, Lord Bardolf, was a knight who fought with Henry V at Agincourt. Interestingly he took his title from his wife!

Lady Bardolf

Lady Bardolf

Lord & Lady Bardolf

Lord & Lady Bardolf

 

 

You may be interested in
Church Heritage Trails – short walks
The Conservation Plan for Dennington
Simon’s Suffolk Churches – the best website for churches and covering both Suffolk and Norfolk

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