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Ixworth, St. Mary the Virgin 

The fine church at Ixworth reflects the importance of the little town in the Middle Ages.  It dates from the 14th century, and was substantially enlarged during the 15th and early 16th centuries. 

Built of flint, some knapped, it is set slightly back from the High Street.

The south porch and doorway both date from the 14th century.  

Look up to the roof of the five-bayed 15th-century nave where angels with spread wings gaze down from the ends of the braces.  

Alterations were made in the mid 19th century when the vestry was built and the 14th-century chancel much changed.

The great west tower was built in the late 15th century, with walls six feet thick.  Its buttresses, plinth and parapet are decorated with panels of knapped flint. 

Ixworth has a peal of eight bells, two of which were added in this century, and a fine late-Victorian organ.

The church is open every day, and visitors are particularly welcomed for coffee on Fridays between 10 and 11.30. 

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Upcoming services in Ixworth Church and the rest of the Blackbourne Team