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St MICHAEL’S, Framlingham

St MICHAEL’S, Framlingham
St MICHAEL’S, Framlingham

The earliest part of St Michael's Framlingham dates from the 12th century, though it is mostly 14th - 16th century. It is an impressive church. The roof is wonderful, but the chancel is huge and spectacular. There are several notable features, not least a 15th century wall painting and interestingly carved font, but what Framlingham's parish church is most famous for is its tombs, especially those of the Howard family, the Dukes of Norfolk. Included are the tombs of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, executed for treason in 1547, and that of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Howard, in his day one of the most powerful men in England. Framlingham also contains the tomb of Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, an illegitimate son of Henry VIII.

Location/Address: Church Street
County: Suffolk
Post Code: IP13 9BJ
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Tip/Nearby: Framlingham Castle next door
Primary Management: Church authorities
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