A 12th century converted church in Suffolk

Posted on Sun, 23 Apr 2023 by KiM

This Grade II*-listed 12th-century former church in Rishangles, Suffolk, was sensitively converted in the 1980s into a wonderful four-bedroom house. The renovation was completed by a local furniture maker who used local timber in a considered way to ensure the house retained its ecclesiastical grandeur, keeping the focus firmly on the original features, such as stained-glass windows, soaring ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Further thoughtful modifications by successive owners mean it is fully equipped for modern living. Nestled in an acre of garden with nearby woodland and fields, the house is secluded yet close to the thriving market towns of Eye and Debenham while readily accessed from London.
I have church conversions on my mind after finding last weeks beauty, and then my husband sent me a real estate listing to one in a nearby town that had me dreaming about buying it, and then I found this one on Inigo. I think I’d prefer one without a graveyard on the property though. Eeeekkkkkk.

Anke says:

Glorious! I’d move there for the wooden black panther doorknob alone, taking the whole rest of the church as a fabulous extra treat.

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