St Mary le Tower
|St Mary le Tower|
|Saint Mary le Tower church|
The tower of the church
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Spire height||176 feet (54 m)|
|Diocese||Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich|
The church contains a brass memorial on a chancel pier to H.A. Douglas-Hamilton, vicar from 1915 to 1925. There are also four brasses in the chancel floor.
The church has a large three manual pipe organ which has its origins in an instrument by Renatus Harris of 1690. There was subsequent work by Henry Willis, Spurden Rutt and Bishop and Son. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
The church was the first in Suffolk to achieve a tower a peal of 12 bells in 1865. With the addition of a sharp second in 1980, the current bells are all by John Taylor of Loughborough (except for No. 7, which is by Mears & Stainbank of London).
- official website
- St Mary Le Tower, Suffolk Churches website
- The Buildings of England; Suffolk. Nikolaus Pevsner. Yale University Press. ISBN9780300096484
- The Organ, its History and Construction. Hopkins & Rimbault. 1st Ed: 1855
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