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1986 MARTLESHAM CHURCH

                                       
Martlesham Church is a typical example 
of a well-cared-for Suffolk Church.It  
stands on the site of a church         
mentioned in the first Doomsday Survey.
  The church was built on top of a hill
over-looking the River Deben.There must
have been a good view of invaders      
sailing up the river. Now the church is
surrounded by trees.                   
 Inside the church is an ancient mural 
of St.Christopher carrying the Christ  
Child.It was painted in the year 1400. 
There is an old chest which used to    
hold the communion silver.It has a     
hollowed out poplar tree trunk as a    
lid. The chest was rescued from the    
Rectory stables in 1859 where it had   
been used as a corn bin!               
 In the grave yard we found some tomb  
stones dating back to 1771.            
                                       
 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.