Blythburgh

Blythburgh church is one of the most beautiful pilgrimage places in East Anglia, and is known locally as the cathedral of the marshes. The magnificent perpendicular church, is built slightly above the original Anglo Saxon minster which Time Team was involved in excavating in ... The minster was converted into an Augustinain priory at the conquest before becoming a private residence from the reformation until today. From the Book of Ely written in 12th century we know that the priory at Blythburgh was an holy site with pilgrims coming to venerate the tomb of the saintly King Onna and his son St Jurmin who was also supposed to have been killed together with him whilst fighting against the ruthless Mercian King Penda at the Battle of Bulcamp in 654 AD.

Further Information & Resources

Blythburgh - Suffolk Churches