Benchmark, St Mary the Virgin - East Bergholt, Suffolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 58.193 E 001° 00.758
31U E 363480 N 5759553
Quick Description: Cut mark on church of St Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/30/2014 1:48:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5HX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter
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Long Description:
Cut mark on church of St Mary the Virgin, East Bergholt.

"The Church of St Mary the Virgin was built in the 15th and 16th centuries, but is well known for the absence of a tower or spire to house the bells. Work began on a tower in 1525, but Cardinal Wolsey's fall from grace in 1530 brought construction to a halt and the following year a wooden bell cage was erected in the churchyard. This temporary structure still exists although not in its original position."

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The village is the birthplace John Constable the painter. His father owned Flatford Mill. Flatford and Dedham, Essex, are both within walking distance of East Bergholt.
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