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The thing to come for is the doom, saved ( allegedly) from a bonfire some years ago having survived... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Martin H
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Fascinating

The unique feature of this church is the Wenhaston Doom dating from the late C15th. Now in a new... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Julie P
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Fascinating Medieval wood painting of last judgement, discovered under whitewash and restored. "The Wenhaston Doom".

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The thing to come for is the doom, saved ( allegedly) from a bonfire some years ago having survived the attentions of Cromwell's men. As dooms go it is not the most complex or intricate but that makes the story more visible

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The unique feature of this church is the Wenhaston Doom dating from the late C15th. Now in a new position, lower down in the church so that you can get a better view, it's a series of wooden boards containing the paintings of a Crucifix...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wenhaston's doom painting dates back to the 14th century and is one of the most impressive in England. It was only discovered when an old whitewashed board was removed from the church and left out in the rain. As the whitewash dribbled off the doom...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Amazing painting on wood uncovered in the 1800s. Worth a visit when you are in and around Southwold.

Thank rose h
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Go and see the medieval Doom that adorns the wall. A primitively painted picture of heaven and, particularly, hell, it will cheer you up on a rainy afternoon

Thank rfortey
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Plenty to rrmind you of how to live life with the painting of doom and handcuffs attached to one of the walls! This village is a real treasure with country walks to explore - just make sure you take an o.s map or gps as...More

Thank sarah11111430
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This church has a famous "Doom", or Last Judgement, painting dating from around 1520. It's fascinating, as very few of these paintings survive. This one was whitewashed over, and rediscovered after many years when it was put out in the churchyard as rubbish, and the...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

This church is unremarkable with the exception of the incredible 16th century Doom painting. The painting is absolutely worth the journey.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Nice village church and with an old doom painting. Lovely flowers. Nature area around back of the church. Also while in the village visit the Methodist church down Coles Hill which goes back to 1835.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Lovely church in wonderful village only 5 miles from Southwold. The Doom is interesting and people travel for some miles to see it.!

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